Phase 2

Congratulations Semifinalists!

Thank you for submitting an excellent business idea and congratulations on being selected as a finalist to move forward in Phase 2 of the competition. Phase 2 includes completing 13 Business Concept Questions that have been created to help you think about your idea and how it can transform from a concept into an actual viable business opportunity.

In order to be officially entered into the INNOVATE! Business Challenge and eligible for Phase 3 consideration, you must complete and submit the following items:

The Business Concept Questions form is a fillable PDF. It should be saved to your computer (please put your name in the filename) and then, once completed, submitted electronically through the submission page.

They may also be submitted in person or by mail to the address below, or faxed to (707) 445-7180, or e-mailed to, but must still be received (not just postmarked) by the deadline above.

Humboldt County Office of Education
Decade of Difference Department
901 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka, CA 95501


13 Questions Workshops

To help you better define your concept, understand who your consumers are and learn how to be financially viable a series of workshops are scheduled. Semi-finalists are required to attend at least one workshop. It is highly recommended to attend one workshop each week either in person of via a Skype For Business web conference.

Thank You and Good Luck in Phase 2!

General Questions? Call (707) 445-7563 or e-mail