Q: I want to compete but can’t attend all the sessions. Can I send my business partner in my place for any of them?
A: Attendance at all classes is strongly encouraged, as each class will cover a major component of your final business plan. Participants are allowed a total of two absences before defaulting the competition. If a business owner must be absent from class, they will need to alert their class administrator beforehand, and can arrange for a business partner to attend on their behalf.
Q: If my business is not currently operating in Fort Worth, can I still participate?
A: No. You must have an established business located within the Fort Worth city limits.
Q: What documentation is required to support my eligibility?
A: If you are chosen as one of the 20 participants to proceed through the competition, you will need to bring a copy of your DBA or other documentation confirming your legal entity (Assumed name, corporation documents, etc.)
Note: You need to have filed this form a minimum of six months prior to the competition. You may also be asked to provide of last year’s tax return (first page only) or a bank statement (blot out account number) to confirm that you are currently doing business.