San Joaquin Entrepreneur Challenge

A regional initiative fostering
Innovation • Entrepreneurship • Jobs • Prosperity
The Challenge has three components:

Emailed Entries: Deadline - 11:59 pm, (look for date coming soon for 2017).  Complete Challenge application and email to: sanjoaquinchallenge@gmail.com.  You are strongly encouraged to attend one of the preparation workshops prior to submitting your entry.

Round One Presentations - (date coming soon for 2017), 5-8:30 pm.
Up to 16  participants will be selected to give a two-minute presentation to describe his/her business idea or invention.  A panel of judges and the audience will select up to eight (8) presenters to move to Round Two.  

Round Two Presentations - (date coming soon for 2017), 5-8:30 pm.
Participants will have five minutes to make a more detailed presentation of their business or invention before a panel of judges and the audience.  The judges and the audience will select the four (4) Challenge finalists.  Following a refreshment break, each finalist will participate in a simulated challenging business situation and respond to judges questions.  The audience and judges will then select the winner and runner up!

Round One & Two Presentations        Stockton Golf & Country Club
  (subject to change)                                 3800 Country Club Blvd.
                                                                  Stockton, CA 95204

Cost; $15 online (advance registration);  $20 at the door (cash or check)

         Round One Registration:  Register (coming soon)
         Round Two Registration:  Register (coming soon)

Please note:  Business casual attire; no denim permitted!


By winning the SJ Entrepreneur Challenge I met with marketing, legal, management, and financial advisors who knew how to help a start-up business succeed and grow. The funding and professional assistance that we received from the Challenge helped to put our product in the marketplace spotlight. We now have sales in Florida, Las Vegas, Canada and even Dubai.  

John Paoluccio, Inventive Resources, Inc.
2012 1st Place Winner