2019 Big Idea Challenge Winners

Big Idea Challenge


2020 BIC Logo


In 2020, we adjusted how BIC was implemented. In partnership with Startup Waco, we provided micro-grants designed to support small businesses that were impacted by COVID-19 and that are participating in Startup Waco's Incubatex254 program. Extraco BIC will take place again in 2021 during Startup Week.

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The Extraco Big Idea Challenge takes individuals and teams from idea to pitch-ready in only two months— culminating in a final pitch event. At the pitch event, $15,000 will be disbursed among the winners, and each winner will receive free co-working space at Start Up Waco. 

Participation in the Extraco Big Idea Challenge is open to McLennan County residents whose business is still in the idea stage OR has revenue of less than $50,000. Individuals and teams (no member maximum) are eligible to sign up!


Watch our recap video of BIC 2019!