Ends on June 15, 2018

$40.00 USD

The Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, Capital One Bank and The Alternative Board are looking for small businesses to compete for over $50,000 in cash and in-kind business services by developing a new or enhanced business plan that can improve their market competitiveness and increase their bottom line in the eighth annual Fort Worth Business Plan Competition.


Please fill out each section of the 2018 Fort Worth Business Plan Competition (FWBPC) application. Applications are due by midnight June 15, 2018 for consideration in the competition. Twenty-five businesses will be accepted into the competition based on the judging of applications.

NOTE: No prior business plan needed to apply or compete.

If you experience any difficulties with the submission process please contact Submittable's support team for assistance by clicking the "Technical Support" link at the bottom of the page or at:

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Applicants must fit the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a business with a DBA registered in Tarrant County
  • Annual revenue less than $500,000

Prior BAC clients and clients of partner agencies, regardless of geographic location, that meet all other eligibility criteria may also apply.

Ineligible applicants:

  • Past Winners and Finalists
  • City of Fort Worth Employees

If chosen as a participant in the competition, you will be asked to verify eligibility. Prior to submitting your application, you are able to save it as a draft as many times as needed. Be sure your application and attachments are complete before submitting as once that is complete, your submission is final. 

This competition is made possible by Founding Sponsors Capital One Bank, The Alternative Board, and support from FWBPC partners SCORE, Tarrant  Small Business Development Center the TCU Neeley School of Business MBA Program and the University of Texas at Arlington School of Business. 

Competition Schedule:


June 15th    - Applications Due

July 12th  - Group Training Sessions begin

Sept 10th   - Business Plans Submitted for Preliminary Round Judging


Oct 11th     - Pitch Night


Oct 19th  - Finalists Submit Final Business Plan for Judging

Oct 25th  - Presentations & Award Ceremony

Additional Information:

  1. All group training sessions are mandatory
  2. Participants will schedule and complete two counseling hours with the Fort Worth Business Plan Competition Partners
  3. All requirements must be met in order to participate in the final round
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