The Edison Project is hosted by the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce and is a celebration and recognition of the entrepreneurial spirit that thrives in the Catawba County area. We are looking for entrepreneurs with an innovative, viable business idea for the Hickory Metro. The competition includes a "Pitch your Idea" portion, a Business Plan portion and a Final Public Presentation to the community. Economic incentive is $10,000 - 1st Place; $5,000 - 2nd Place; $3,000 - 3rd Place. In addition, applicants will participate in workshops to enhance and refine their business idea.
Please login to register and upload an Executive Summary. Finalists for the competition will be selected by a panel of judges based on the content of the Executive Summary.