Published by Central Valley Business Journal, April 13, 2016
STOCKTON — Getting a business off the ground isn’t the easiest thing to do. Even a good idea sometimes requires a bit of help to get it off the ground.
That’s where the seventh annual San Joaquin Entrepreneur Challenge comes in. It’s a two-round competition similar to the TV show “Shark Tank,” in which entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas. At the end of the two rounds, a total of $10,000 dollars in cash and $10,000 in services is split between the two winners.
The first round of the competition was held March 16 and featured 16 business ideas. Eight of those moved on to the second round. The competition featured a wide array of proposals and showed the Central Valley can be a place of innovation.