Operation Opportunity Challenge: Maker Edition
Made By Project partners EPIcenter and Little Bird Innovation have joined forces for a business plan competition for entrepreneurs to solve some of the most pressing challenges that makers and artisans, or those who create and sell physical – and often handmade – goods, face in growing their own businesses.

Entrepreneurs who want to create and launch businesses that address needs in packaging, shipping and distribution and accessing raw materials could win $20,000 to advance their business idea, as well as $5,000 in business service support from EPIcenter.

For which problem or category are you applying? *
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Primary Contact Name: *
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Primary Contact Preferred Email: *
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Give us your elevator pitch! Please provide a brief summary of your new or existing business: *
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Please describe your understanding of the problem you are solving, including those - like your potential customers - who are impacted and the consequences or challenges they face: *
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Please describe more explicitly how your business will solve the problems detailed above: *
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What is your current competition? Do others offer products or services that solve this problem? If not, how do potential customers deal with this problem? If so, what competitive advantage do you offer? How is what you are proposing better than what is currently available? *
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How will you make money? What is your revenue model? *
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Describe your typical customer: *
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How will your customers find out about your business? *
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How will customers be able to purchase your products or services? *
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What are some potential costs necessary to launch or scale your business? *
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How would the $20,000 prize help you achieve your milestones in developing or scaling your business? *
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What do you consider the biggest questions you have, or challenges you face, in launching or growing this business idea? *
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Name each co-founder or business partner (including yourself), and describe the experience, skills and qualifications that make yours the very best team to solve this problem. *
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What else would you like for us to know?
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