Entrepreneurs who want to test their start-up business idea can do just that by entering The Big Sell Entrepreneurs in Action competition.

Developed by Purdue University Calumet and its Center for Entrepreneurship Success in cooperation with the Hammond Development Corporation, the competition provides a dream opportunity, according to Center for Entrepreneurship Success Director Dushan Nikolovski, for 50 entrepreneurs to pitch their idea to audience members and a panel of judges for an opportunity to win cash prizes and services.

Prospective entrepreneurs can apply for the competition on line here until Nov. 19.

Afterward, applications will be evaluated, and the 50 finalists will be notified and invited to make a two-minute presentation, Saturday, Dec. 4. Three winners will share more than $30,000 in cash and prizes.

Ideas will be judged on innovation and feasibility, commercial potential and economic impact, marketability likelihood and related financial demands, as well as presentation credibility.

Photo by Center for Entrepreneurship Success.