Manufacturing Idea Challenge

About the Challenge

    The Manufacturing Idea Challenge is a strategic entrepreneurship initiative to encourage manufacturing idea generation and innovation to foster new businesses and increase the number of diverse manufacturing owners. Given the right incentives, opportunities, tools, and support, there are residents in inner city neighborhoods that can build this region’s future manufacturing enterprises that will create jobs, higher pay, and increase regional economic productivity.

    The challenge winners receive cash in addition to technical assistance and business coaching from a host of qualified business sources (partners) to help take their ideas to the marketplace. The contests are open to traditionally under-served individuals (especially African-Americans and Hispanics) who want to start a manufacturing business in the target area.

    encouraging manufacturing idea generation and innovation