Applications are now closed.
The deadline was February 12, 2019.

Notification of Acceptance: February 19, 2019
Event Dates: March 1, 2019, 5 - 9 p.m. (speaker and pitch competition)
March 2, 2019, 6 - 10 p.m. (showcase and winners announced)

Are you talented, innovative or creative? Then the City of Coral Springs and the Coral Springs Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) are asking you to apply to be one of the creators to showcase and compete during our second annual “Innovate and Unplugged Downtown” event on March 1 - 2, 2019.

Innovate Downtown March 1, 2019We are calling creators, start-ups, entrepreneurs and artists to complete an application for the opportunity to display their creativity, talent, invention, or idea during this two-day event. The “pitch” to a panel of distinguished judges is Friday, March 1 from 5-9 p.m. in Commission Chambers at City Hall (9500 W. Sample Rd. Coral Springs 33065). The following day, Saturday March 2, from 6-10 p.m. all featured creators will be provided with a booth to showcase ideas or products at our outdoor music and food festival – Unplugged, held on the Downtown Coral Springs Great Lawn. The event, which includes music, food trucks, beer and wine, offers creators an opportunity to reach a new audience and share their ideas. The top two winners, along with the “crowd favorite,” selected by attendees, will be announced in front of more than 3,500 guests.

All participants benefit from exposure to potential investors during the event. In addition, the City and CRA provide marketing opportunities for the two winners, such as print, web and/or social media exposure. Each winner will receive cash incentives and other exciting prizes.

Innovate Downtown 2018 Highlights

Congratulations to the two winners of our first Innovate Downtown event held on April 27-28, 2018.
Crowd Favorite Judges Favorite
Name: Mark Larman 
Company : ChefShield Corporation 
Description: The ChefShield is a cooking accessory that attaches via clipping action to any cooking tool, to protect cooks from the splash-back of hot cooking oil.
Name: Mario de la Guardia
Company: SprayMo Home & Garden Spray Bottle
Website: N/A
Description: We are developing a patented breakthrough in spray bottle technology that is 10X less work than trigger spray bottles.