What business plan competitions might be a good fit for food-based businesses?
One great thing about the WJF Socially Responsible Biz Plan competition (see Ian's comment for the link) is that you get some really valuable feedback, rather than just finding out if you made it to the next round or not. I spent about 3 hours reviewing each of the plans I judged, though I'm not sure if that's the norm...
Ian Fisk commented
The William James Foundation's Socially Responsible Business Plan Competition has a sustainable agriculture prize. Next round is in November More information at www.williamjamesfoundation.org