Are you talented, innovative or creative? Then the City of Coral Springs and the Coral Springs Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) are asking you to apply to be one of the creators to showcase and compete during our second annual “Innovate and Unplugged Downtown” event series on March 1-2, 2019. We are calling creators, start-ups, entrepreneurs and artists to complete an application for the opportunity to display their creativity, talent, invention, or idea during this two-day event. The “pitch” to a panel of distinguished judges is Friday, March 1 from 5-9 p.m. in Commission Chambers at City Hall (9500 W. Sample Rd. Coral Springs 33065). The following day, Saturday March 2, from 6-10 p.m. all featured creators will be provided with a booth to showcase ideas or products at our outdoor music and food festival – Unplugged, held on the Downtown Coral Springs Great Lawn. The event, which includes music, food trucks, beer and wine, offers creators an opportunity to reach a new audience and share their ideas. The top two winners, the “judge favorite” and “crowd favorite, selected by attendees, will be announced in front of more than 3,500 guests.

Of the two-day event and its opportunities for local innovators, City Manager Mike Goodrum said, “Creative ideas break us from the status quo. So many people in our community possess information and knowledge that could positively impact businesses or individuals. We are pleased to offer those with innovative ideas or products this opportunity.”

All participants benefit from exposure to potential investors during the event. In addition, the City and CRA provide marketing opportunities for the two winners, such as print, web and/or social media exposure. Each winner will receive cash incentives and other exciting prizes. For more information or to apply online: www.coralsprings.org/innovate

Don’t miss Innovate Downtown on March 1st & 2nd in Coral Springs!