Prize Sponsors

Prize sponsors sponsor the cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Thank you to the following generous sponsors. 

First Place Prize Sponsors – $5,000 Prize



Second Place Prize Sponsors – $1,000 Prize

Third Place Prize Sponsor – $500 Prize

To become a Prize Sponsor, please contact us. 


Professional Partners

Professional Partners are committing free or discounted services to the Top 5 finalists. These services can include, but are not limited to the following: business planning, legal, accounting, marketing, insurance, and branding & design. For paid services, we will limit professional partners to one business per industry. When you become a Professional Partner, you are offering free and discounted services to the Top 5 only, but we will recommend your services to all Big Idea Grand Island finalists. Email us to become a Professional Partner.

Thank you to the following Professional Partners:


Community Sponsors

Community Sponsors support Big Idea Grand Island and make pitch night possible. Thank you to these sponsors for elevating the event for Big Idea.

Innovator Level

Developer Level

Advocate Level



Coordinating Sponsors

Coordinating Sponsors provide in-kind services and assistance prior to and the night of Big Idea Grand Island. Email us to become a Coordinating Sponsor.

Thank you to the following Coordinating Sponsors:

“Grand Island provided us the ability to build and maintain professional careers, while still being present in our children's lives. That's the 'better opportunity' we found here.”
Lynda ConnerGrand Island Business Owner
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