Sponsored by First United Bank, At&t and Encore Wire Corporation, the Innovate McKinney Competition seeks to link McKinney small business people with the resources available in the community to support them. 

The Grand Prize winner will take home $3,500 cash and a slew of prizes.  Second and Third Prize winners will take home a combination of cash, prizes and in-kind services.  Entrepreneurs and startups can apply for the competition starting April 11 through May 14 at www.innovatemckinney.launchgen.com.  Applications will be reviewed and judged and five finalists will be announced June 3rd 2016.  The five finalists will present at an Innovate McKinney Grand Finale at The Historic McKinney Cotton Mill on June 28 2016. 

5 Finalist Have been Selected!  See them HERE.

The Finale will include a Small Business Expo with booths from local vendors and businesses to share their services and products with the community, held in the Grand Hallway of the Cotton Mill of McKinney from, 5:30-7:00pm.  There will be music, beer and wine and appetizers. 

Judges will attend the finalists’ presentations and select the top three winners which will be announced that evening. 

Tickets are $20 (early bird $15) and may be purchased here:


If you have a business you'd like to promote at the Business EXPO on June 28th from 5:30-7:00pm please fill out the form below and we will contact you with the details to become a Booth Sponsor.  Each Booth sponsor will receive 2 tickets to the Finale Event held on the main stage up in The Werx Center located in the Cotton Mill of McKinney at 7pm.  Booth sponsors will be promoted at the event and may include their collateral material in a giveaway bags.  

There are a few $250 Booth Spots left, so HURRY if you want to get in on the EXPO!  Call Cindy at 214-417-5049

*Please fill out this form for more info on Booth Sponsorship, or to reserve yours today! 

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