‘Hands Up Lake County’ to give local startups and small businesses prizes

A version of this article was first published on Lake County Record-Bee.

A $10,000 sponsorship from the City of Clearlake tops the list of sponsors putting up cash to support Lake County startups and small businesses competing in the first of its kind business opportunity. “Hands Up Lake County,” inspired by “Shark Tank,” the popular reality TV show where entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to investors, the project of the newly formed nonprofit 1 Team 1 Dream, takes a more homespun approach, guaranteeing a one-time cash award and ongoing mentorship to support the winning businesses.

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