Application Stage - April 13th to June 12th

Voting Stage - July 1st to October 1st

A total of 150 finalists will be selected for the voting round. A group of 50 finalists will be presented at the beginning of July, August and September. The small business owners featured in each group will be competing for the visitors' vote in month long competitions.

The business owner who has received the most votes at the end of each month will be selected as a monthly winner. This way, at the conclusion of the grant voting period on October 1st,the three monthly winners who will be awarded $500.00 in advertising credits each, will make it to the final round where Idea Cafe's panel of judges will select the ultimate Grant winner.

Winner Announcement - October 10th

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IdeaCafe Grant Prizes

  • 1st Place: $1,000 Grant Cash + $500 in Advertisement
  • 2nd Place: $500 in Advertisement
  • 3rd Place: $500 in Advertisement