GAYLORD — If you have a fledgling organization or an idea for a new enterprise in Otsego County, programs are now getting approved for a software intended to really encourage entrepreneurship.

Speed up Otsego is the name of the hard work from the Otsego County Economic Alliance (OCEA) and sponsoring members. 

“Any small business that has been functioning significantly less than three yrs or is a brand name new company notion are suitable for this system,” said Lisa McComb, government director of OCEA.

Applications are now out there at the OCEA places of work in the Otsego County constructing on Most important Road in Gaylord. Apps will be recognized as a result of June 18 and have to have a $75 non-refundable price to aid with program fees.

Equivalent to “Shark Tank,” the Emmy Award-successful entrepreneurial-themed actuality exhibit on the ABC television community, enterprise house owners will pitch their ideas on Sept. 15 when competitors will vie for above $22,000 in funding.