Application available for small business competition

Kitsap Bank announced that the application for the edg3 Fund small business competition is available.

The competition will award a $20,000 cash prize to a business that is having a positive impact on the community economically, socially, or environmentally.

“We think there are a lot of innovative businesses with creative ideas in our local market that we don’t yet know,” said Tony George, president and COO. “With this competition, we hope to uncover some of these hidden gems, fund a creative, sustainable business idea, and help to take it to the next level.”

The six-week application period runs through July 13.  Go online to to download the application and official rules. After the application period ends, semifinalists will be chosen, with public voting taking place through Kitsap Bank’s Facebook page.

Finalists will be selected by public vote to present their pitches at a live event on Sept. 10, at the Kitsap Conference Center in Bremerton. An independent panel of judges will determine the winner. For-profit small businesses based in Western Washington that have a positive economic, social, or environmental impact on the communities Kitsap Bank serves are encouraged to apply.

The business needs to have a commitment to their idea and concept, and make the case for how the prize money will give their business an edge.


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