Got a big idea?

Let Ivy Tech and Reliable Water Service help you light a fire under it.

Enter the Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge and take your food or beverage idea to the next level. If you’re a home cook, an aspiring chef or foodie with an innovative food or beverage business concept, or are in the early stages of running a business, enter our Challenge and get your idea in front of the region’s premier chefs, restaurateurs, industry executives and financial experts.

There are two categories. Pick the one that applies to you and read the rules. When you’re ready, you can enter here now through midnight onFriday, May 8, 2015.

You could win $2,000 in seed money,mentorshipfrom industry experts andmedia exposure in addition to other great prizes: IndianaandWisconsin.

All entrants must be able to attend the final judging event where finalists’ food or beverage samples will be tasted by judges and winners will be selected:

  • INDIANA – Wednesday, June 24 at Ivy Tech Corporate College and Culinary Center in Indianapolis
  • WISCONSIN – Thursday, July 23 at Milwaukee Area Technical College’s future Food Maker School at 8th and National in Milwaukee

There are two catergories to enter StartUp and Early Stage Category. To enter or get a list of rules visit here .

Last year’s winners included Scratchtruck’s Bacon Marm for Early Stage and Startup winner was Petality.

Both winners took home a grand prize of $2,000 in seed money from Reliable to boost their business; expert consultation and $1,000 scholarship from Ivy Tech Community College; $1,250 in kitchen design services from and Navigator business plan and marketing plan software from ISBDC.

Bacon Marm Sample Drinks

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