2012 San Joaquin Entrepreneur Challenge Round 1Be an audience judge in the $24,000 San Joaquin Entrepreneur Challenge on Feb. 29
The San Joaquin Entrepreneur Challenge is an "American Idol" style, multiround business-plan competition with expert and audience judging.
Nineteen contestants have been selected to deliver two-minute "elevator pitch" presentations to a public audience and a panel of judges in the first round of competition, to be held from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 29 at Stockton Country Club.
Eight semi-finalists to emerge from the first round will then make a public, five-minute business-plan presentation on March 21 - also to be held from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at Stockton Country Club.
Finally, four finalists will participate in a business simulation to select two winners who will receive cash and services worth $24,000.
The competition is presented by the San Joaquin Angels investor group in partnership with University of the Pacific and several regional economic development organizations.
For more information and to register as an audience member, go to www.sjchallenge.com.