Young Entrepreneurs Business Competition

2019 nominations are closed. Thanks to all who nominated a young entrepreneur!

Check back for the 2020 nominations!

Do You Know a Northeast Indiana Young Entrepreneur Who Deserves To Be Celebrated?

Believe in a Dream loves young entrepreneurs. We love them so much that we want to celebrate the best young business owners of Northeast Indiana.

We are awarding five young business owners up to $1,000 to honor them and their business! Two will be high school business owners - the other 3 can be anyone 25 years old or under.

Nominations are currently closed. Recipients will be celebrated at the 2019 Pave the Path Young Leaders Summit in the Fall.

Nominations are currently closed for 2019 - visit in 2020!

You can nominate yourself or another young business owner today. But, before you do, please take some time to think through your nomination a bit. We will make our selections based on these criteria. Our assessment will take into account four key attributes.

  1. TRACTION - Has the business already achieved some wonderful accomplishments?

  2. TEAM - Is the business’ team composed of committed hard workers?

  3. POTENTIAL - Is this business poised to grow big?

Here’s a tip. Read the application questions below, go think through and edit your answers in a word processor so you portray your nomination in the very best light, then cut and paste your answers into the application form.


First, look at the basic requirements.

  1. Is the nominee a business owner?

  2. Is the nominee high school age to 25 years old?

  3. Is the business located in one of the 11 Northeast Indiana counties: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, or Whitley?

  4. Is the business less than 3 years old?

  5. Do you believe the nominee or business deserves to be celebrated? Is the nominee a good role model?

If you want to nominate someone (or yourself) who meets the requirements, do it right here!

Sorry, but 2019 nominations are closed. Thanks to all who nominated a worthy young entrepreneur! Check back in 2020!