2024 AWEsome
Business Competition

A business model competition for agriculture, water, energy and other ventures supporting a resilient and regenerative Northern California.

FINAL PITCH EVENT – THURSDAY, April 25th, 2024 – 5:30pm – Arcata Theatre Lounge

About The Competition

AWEsome business model competition awards cash prizes and business consulting to resilient agriculture, energy, water and other ventures that need a positive impact in their growth. Learn more about prizes and sponsorships.

How Do I Compete?

The competition is open to students and community members in far Northern California in any stage of working on an agriculture, energy, water, or other venture. Click below to learn more about rules and deadlines.

Participate In The AWEsome Business Competition!

Fill out the simple application and sign up for our mailing list to stay up to date on the competition details!

Summary of Prizes

1st Place: Cash and hours of paid consulting

2nd Place: Cash and hours of paid consulting

3rd Place: Cash and hours of paid consulting

Note that we are still working on the categories, levels and and cash prizes. In 2021, we gave out $5000 in cash and over 50 hours in consulting.

Proudly Supported By

Fresno State WETC

Humboldt Investment Capital, LLC

Amazing Private Donors

Frequently Asked Questions

See our FAQ for answers and feel free to contact us with any questions!