What is the Small Business Grant Challenge?
1010 WINS and Canon MAXIFY Printers have teamed up to create this contest to showcase the best entrepreneurial talent in the New York Metropolitan area.
Contestants will go through a series of rounds that will culminate in a final live show at the Adorama Live Theatre at 1010 WINS in New York City. And the winner wins $10,000!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does my 60 second video have to look "professional"?
No, not at all! It can just be a video selfie of you recorded on your phone! We just want to get a quick sense of you and your business. We've tried to make it super easy to enter our contest.
Q: Are there any strings attached to the $10,000 grand prize?
For the grand prize winner, the money is all yours and there are no strings attached!
Q: How else do I benefit from entering your contest?
We are hopeful that you will get more exposure for your business especially if you go further in the later rounds. We are also actively encouraging voter participation from the general population, so hopefully this will lead to more engagement and interest for your business from people who will know your story well.
Q: What is the Live finale show like?
It is exciting and hopefully a great learning experience for all participants. The thought of making your 90 second live pitch might make you a little nervous, but don't worry, the judges are very supportive and we will help you craft your message. We want you to succeed! Besides, you have to get our there to promote your business anyway, so think of this as a great, real-world experience.
Q: Can I use my phone to enter the contest?
Absolutely! But just keep in mind that your cellular data speed might not be that great if you are not on Wi-Fi, so please allow time for your video to upload (and don't hit the refresh or back button on your mobile browser during this process!).