FAST-TRACK Challenge

The FAST-TRACK is a competition, hosted by Scott County's First Stop Shop (FSS) and Technology Village in Prior Lake, for new and emerging businesses in Scott County. Our goal is to assist entrepreneurs and put their business ideas on the fast-track to success, creating jobs and enhancing economic development in the county.

All entrepreneurs with a business idea and new businesses with a new product are encouraged to apply.

2018 Event Coming Soon!  Here is a quick 3 minute video to give you a glimpse into the competition from last year.  

How to Enter

Applications to the 2018 FAST-TRACK Challenge are now being accepted.  The application deadline is August 31, 2018.  Please click on the Forms link to access an application form. The 2018 FAST- TRACK Challenge will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2018.

Why Enter?

Participation in the FAST-TRACK competition will provide you with access to technical and financial resources to move your business to the next level!

Benefits for the qualified winner

  • Cash prize(s) and professional services package(s).
  • Mentorship opportunities with experienced industry leaders
  • Access to business and financial planning resources
  • Access to Class A shared office space and meeting facilities
  • Networking opportunities with other business entrepreneurs
  • Media exposure

Opportunity to focus on your business
The FAST-TRACK helps you focus and organize your business ideas, develop a pitch for your business idea and receive valuable feed-back on your product and process!

Networking Opportunities
As a participant in the FAST-TRACK competition, you will be presented with opportunities to connect with other emerging entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and representatives from the academia and investment community.


Past Winners

Congratulations to Ion Concert Media, Inc. - 1st Place in the 2017 Scott County FAST-TRACK Business Challenge and ZIET LLC - 2nd Place!  

You can watch the entire 2017 FAST-TRACK Challenge event by clicking here!