The 2016 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest is now open for entries at www.govsbizplancontest.com. The initial entry deadline (of just 250 words!) is 5 p.m. Jan. 31, 2016. It’s FREE to enter. The contest is designed to encourage entrepreneurs in the startup stage of tech-based businesses in Wisconsin. The contest links up-and-coming entrepreneurs with a statewide network of community resources, expert advice, high-quality education, management talent and possible sources of capital. It also leads to valuable public and media exposure for the top business plans and helps spur economic growth in the state. Finalists will share in more than $100,000 in cash and in-kind prizes. Please refer to the website for additional information regarding sponsorship opportunities and the marketing toolkit.