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Humboldt County Office of Education: Phase 2 | INNOVATE Business Challenge

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Words: What's Your Idea

Phase 2: Answer 13 Business Concept Questions

The top 50 ideas will be selected to move forward in Phase 2 of the competition. Phase 2 explores the business side of your idea where you will complete 13 Business Concept Questions to help you transform your concept into an actual viable business opportunity.

Semifinalists must complete and submit the following items:

13 Questions Resources

As a semi-finalist, there is HELP TO DEVELOP your business idea:

  • Attend Answer Workshops to help you develop your idea into a business. Receive free professional coaching from our business community and gain valuable networking. It is highly recommended that you attend a workshop in each topic: research, marketing and finance. The coaching is personalized to your unique idea.
  • Watch Business Concept Videos to help you understand the focus of each question. These are self-help videos, for each question, and can be replayed to help you to answer the question. If you are unable to come to a workshop, these videos are designed to help you understand the question.

13 Questions Workshops

Three key business workshops are provided to help transform your idea into a business start-up concept. Each topic is offered on three different days so that we can be flexible with your school schedule.

13 Questions Video Resources

Each Business Question has a corresponding video to help explain the reasoning behind the question. As with learning anything new, these concepts may seem foreign but are the building blocks of any business. You are learning real-world business concepts that every business must consider no matter how large or small. Replay them as often as you need to.

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2020 Finale Dinner

Thursday, May 7
Sequoia Conference Center

Event Contact

Karen Brooks
707-445-7563 |
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