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2013 MADE In Missouri Entrepreneurship Competition
Winners Announced

Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship (MADE)
The Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship (MADE) is a coalition of entities dedicated to cultivating an entrepreneurial climate in Missouri by assisting entrepreneurs in creating, financing, and managing their businesses. MADE started in 2009 with over 20 alliance members, and it now includes a wide variety of stakeholders that view entrepreneurship as a crucial economic development tool for Missouri's long-term economy.

The primary function of MADE is to coordinate the MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition, in which participants interested in developing a business may compete with others to win startup capital for their ventures. For more information, please see MADE In Missouri Competition.

MADE Allies
MADE consists of a diverse group of organizations, technical assistance professionals, university and state departments, entrepreneurs, and other professionals. Some of our allies include:

1. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
2. Missouri Department of Agriculture
3. Missouri Department of Economic Development
4. Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
5. Missouri Innovation Center
6. Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Centers
7. Missouri State Fair
8. Rural Missouri, Incorporated
9. University of Missouri Extension 4-H Center for Youth Development
10. University of Missouri Extension Community, Economic, and Entrepreneurial Development (ExCEED)
11. United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development

2012 Made Entrepreneurship Competition Winners Announced
Missouri, August 22, 2012 – The final round of the 2012 MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition was held on August 16th at the Missouri State Fair. The annual event is sponsored by the Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship to recognize the importance of locally owned businesses and provide a venue to assist them toward becoming successful. The competition assists new and aspiring businesses through a competitive and educational business development process that awards business investment funds to the winners.

Competitors start by answering a questionnaire about their business ideas including the impact their business would have on their community and are provided with tips and suggestions on how to make their businesses better in the first round. The finalists had turned in their finished business plans and financial projections prior to the event. During the final round of the competition they presented their products, and services in a trade show and presentation format for judges at the Missouri State Fair on August 16th, 2012 in Sedalia, Missouri.

Certificates and business investment awards were given out to the winners in each of the two classes, Open and Youth. In the Open class the first place winner is Thomas Duggan from Glendale with Makin’ Good Energy: Gardens. The second place winner is Kevin Broyles from St. Louis with S.N.E.W. Inc. In the Youth class Brandon Banks from Troy with Spot Light Stars took first place. The student managers of Bulldog Express Deli, a project of the Leeton Public School of Leeton took second place. Third place went to Hannah Carlton of Plattsburg with Jewelry by Design.

This project and event is a step toward economic stability in Missouri by helping locally owned businesses reach toward success. These new business owners become leaders and reinvest in the communities that support them. They create an economic footprint, hire local people and make a difference in the communities.

MADE is facilitated through the Missouri Valley Community Action Agency of Marshall, Missouri. MADE allies meet on a monthly basis via conference call to discuss and coordinate events and activities, and there is no fee for serving as an ally. For more information or to become involved as an ally of MADE, please contact:

Cheryl Zimny
Community Development Manager
Missouri Valley Community Action Agency
1415 S. Odell
Marshall, Missouri 65340
660-886-7476, ext. 816
Fax: 660-831-5039

For more information, contact MVCAA at 660.886.7476.

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