Five impartial judges will evaluate all executive summaries, business plans, and presentations. The judges will select finalists and those finalists will have an opportunity to make a presentation of their plans and to be interviewed by the judges. This panel of experienced entrepreneurs was hand chosen due to their continued success in the Wichita Falls area. If a judge has any personal or financial relationship with a competition entrant, that judge will recuse themselves from evaluating that team’s plan or presentation.

2017 Judges:

Travis Haggard, Vice President of Business Retention & Expansion, Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Curtis Knobloch, Chief Executive Officer of Telispire

Leo Lane, Vice President of James Lane Mechanical

Mary Beth Leach, Operator of Chick-Fil-A of Wichita Falls

Dottie Murphy Morrison, Attorney-at-Law