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Emerging Entrepreneur Scholarship Grant

Got an innovative business idea? We've got $5000 to get you started.

We believe in the power of entrepreneurship. If you have a business startup idea you think the world needs to hear about, we'll help to get the word out.

But, first... A little sip of the coffee.

Accepting applications July 2 2018 until Sept. 10 2018

What's up for grabs:

  • A $5,000 grant to help finance your business idea
  • One year unlimited access to our downloadable legal forms and contracts
  • One year prepaid legal services
  • Get featured on LegalZoom's Social Media Channels
  • An LLC or corporation startup package*
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How to get in:

Tell us about your business idea via our online application Be creative, be brief, and be different. Submit your application here. Deadline for submission is Sept. 10. The winner will be informed via email within three weeks
Heads Up: If you're not ready to fill out and submit the live application, download it first so you can work through your ideas.

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Who gets to play:

  • You must be a citizen or a permanent legal resident of the U.S.
  • You must submit an original and fully completed application outlining your business plan
  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • You can only send a single submission
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Who gets to decide:

Our panel of superstar entrepreneurs will evaluate your business idea based on your submitted form. No "in person" participation is required.
Your submission will be judged according to the following elements:

  • Viability
  • Scalability
  • Uniqueness
  • Local & social benefits
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Panel of judges:

Accepting applications now until Sept. 10 2018

Please read our official rules prior to entering.

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    Customers have requested to speak with an attorney from our network over 450,000 times.

*The winner has to first purchase the LLC or corporation package, together with the one year unlimited access to legal forms, contracts and prepaid legal services. LegalZoom will then issue a 100% refund for all charges on a valid credit card. Total value of the prize package valued between $454 - $744. Winner is responsible for any taxes arising from the awarding of the prize package.

Scholarship Grant Official Rules

LegalZoom scholarship grant eligibility requirements:

  1. You must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the U.S.
  2. You cannot be a LegalZoom employee or relative of a LegalZoom employee
  3. One submission per grant
  4. By submitting your entry, you certify that this is your original work and is not a copy of published texts, artwork, or other materials protected by copyright laws
  5. Give us permission to publicize your name and likeness should you be the grant winner
  6. By submitting an entry, you agree that any similarity between the ideas in your submission and LegalZoom's current and future product offerings is purely coincidental, and you waive any right you may have or that may arise to make a claim to LegalZoom's intellectual property.
The winner of the prize will be responsible for all taxes arising from the awarding of the prize package.

Accepting applications from July 2 2018 until Sept. 10 2018