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The "innovation 2 industry" competition is an ongoing entrepreneurial contest held in Charlotte County, Florida. The main objective of the contest is to encourage and support the nation's entrepreneurial innovators with the intent of helping them turn their concepts into a viable business located in Charlotte County, Florida. The competition focuses on targeted industries as specified by the state of Florida and Charlotte County.

The contest is organized and hosted by the Enterprise Charlotte Economic Council (ECEC). Local businesses & experts also provide judging & sponsorship services for the contest. Please see the Sponsorship page for a list of the 2012 sponsors. We ask that you patronize their businesses as thanks for their support.

The 2012 contest has ended with three new entrepreneurs. You can learn about them on the 2012 Winners page. Please watch this site to learn about the start of the next contest.

In the meantime, get busy and start working on your idea! It doesn't matter your profession - just your idea. Small business owners, entrepreneurs, students, Moms, Dads - you're all invited to join!