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Idea Audition 2015

Shoals Idea AuditionThe second annual Shoals Idea Audition will take place on November 19, sponsored by The Shoals Chamber of Commerce and UNA College of Business. Cash prizes will be given to the best three ideas, bringing the total prize money to $8,000.

Last year’s winners, Andy Alonso and partner Brandon Gillis were able to launch their business PartCycle with help from the audition mentors and prize money. “PartCycle Technologies was proud to win the 2014 Shoals Idea Audition,” Alonso says. “Since then, we have acquired additional funding and launched the business in April 2015. We are on track to launch the marketplace this winter and are currently taking applications for our beta program on our website. We can’t wait to see who wins this year’s Idea Audition and we will be there to cheer them on!”

“The Idea Audition,” Dean Carnes says. “Proves that the Shoals region is teeming with great ideas and talented individuals ready to start, launch and grow their business in our community. Regional support provides an incredible opportunity for creatives with viable business ideas to find the mentorship, leadership and resources to push their concept to the next level of possibility. We look forward to seeing how the next group of winners and contestants will add to this momentum.”

Learn more and sign up for the Shoals Idea Audition by November 1, 2015. 

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