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Business IDEA competition


The December 2020 Spark Business Idea Competition is a wrap! The winner, who took home $2,500, was:

Shuffle Me

Other top scorers included: WayZada, Reezy, and OurSafeQ.

If you’re an entrepreneur, creating a business plan is an essential stop on the startup road map, and the Spark Business Idea Competition paves the way to success. Here at The Mill, we’re on a mission to launch and accelerate high-potential companies. Join the next wave of innovation in south-central Indiana! Sign up for updates on our next competition and related programming.

thank you to our 2020 spotlight sponsor!

Entries were reviewed by a respected panel of Indiana entrepreneurs and investors. 

2020 Judges

Landon Young, Elevate Ventures

Cindy Frey, Greater Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce

Sara Cochran, IU Kelley School of Business

Samantha Ginther, IU Ventures

Jason Whitney, IU Ventures

Teri Willey, IU Ventures

Joyce Poling, Ivy Tech Community College

Cy Megnin, Velocities


Psst! Interested in other startup and business stuff? Check out these resources: first, our blog, The Stack; second, our podcast, Like a Glove, on product-market fit; third, our pitch competition, Crossroads; and finally, if you haven’t joined The Mill as a member, now’s the time. You’ll meet other startup founders, get access to the Entrepreneur-in-Residence for mentoring, and so much more. Be bold! Put yourself into the entrepreneurial ecosystem. You belong at The Mill.