Kitsap Bank has revealed the top 16 finalists still in contention for their 2015 edg3 FUND small business competition.
In it’s second year, the goal of edg3 FUND is to reward entrepreneurs who are committed to the economic, social, and environmental health of their community. Companies involved are competing for a chance to win $20,000 for their business.
“We are excited to have received applications from a number of very promising companies,” Kitsap Bank’s President/COO, Tony George said in a statement. “All of these innovative and hardworking business people are doing great things to promote a sustainable community, and we were honored that they invested their time and effort to join our contest.”
The competition is currently open for the public to vote for their favorite company by going to kitsapbank.com. Voting is open until Sept. 30.
Still in the hunt for the $20,000 prize, are two Eastside companies, Barefoot Athletic Company of Redmond and Combat Flip Flops of Bellevue.
The results of the public vote will go on to decide the top five finalists who will have the opportunity to pitch their company and why they should be granted the prize money to a live audience and panel of judges at the Harborside Conference Center in Bremerton on Nov. 12.