2022 Soin Award for Innovation Application

The Soin Award for Innovation is designed to help innovative businesses take their ideas to the next level. The ideal applicant will demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit through a unique recently- or soon-to-be introduced product or service that will have the ability to sustain long-term growth for the company, increase local employment and assist in the creation of economic prosperity within the region. Applications for the 2022 award must be submitted by Friday, March 4, 2022 at 4:00 PM.

An organization applying for the Soin Award for Innovation should meet the following criteria:

  • The applicant should be an organization or company operating for the purpose of the commercial production of a product or service.
  • The submitting organization must be headquartered within the Dayton region.
  • The new or redesigned product or service presented as the focus of the application must be recently launched into the marketplace or ready to be launched in 2022.
  • The innovation should be unique or fill a needed void in the market or industry in which it serves.
  • The submitting organization is not required to be a member of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce.
  • Soin family-owned or operated companies are not eligible.

PLEASE NOTE: Initial consideration for your product or service will be based on the information provided in your application, so be thorough in your attachments. Your information will be kept confidential. If you have any issues submitting your application, please contact Amanda Byers at 937.226.8258.

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Business Contact Information

(Please include area code)

Business Information

Count part time employees as one half

Product/Service Information

Please Attach a complete description of your product/service

20MB max

Impact on Region

What is the maximum upside potential of the product/service (i.e. quantity to be sold)?

Please attach a detailed description of the impact this product or service will have on your industry.

20MB max
Marketing & Distribution Plan

Please attach a description of your plan (if available)

20MB max
Financial Information

 - How has the innovation been funded to date (i.e. Via Operations, Grants, Loans, Venture/Startup Financing)

 - Financial projections for the product or service over the next three fiscal periods including:
   . Units Sold
   . Revenue Generated
   . Direct Costs
   . Indirect Costs (if applicable)

20MB max
Success Measures

 - Describe what measures will be utilized to determine the success of the product/service.
 - How will your organization be impacted by the product/service?
 - How would your organization utilize the $25,000 award?

20MB max
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