Anyone from anywhere can compete in SmartPrize. Are you an innovator with a unique gadget or app, an entrepreneur just getting started, or a small business owner ready to grow to the next level? SmartPrize is your opportunity to showcase your innovation, start-up or expansion, show the judges and the crowd what’s so great about your idea and compete to win a share of the purse. ‘Science Fair meets Shark Tank’ in this ten-day competition and networking and learning event staged April 6th through April 15, 2018 in downtown Marquette, Michigan. Entrepreneurs and innovators put their innovation, start-up or expansion ideas on display in venues throughout Marquette’s Downtown District. In addition to juried prizes, a Crowd Favorite category allows onlookers to vote for their top choice.