Top Tank

1 Winner.

100,000 reasons.

Your Business.

Downtown Topeka. 

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Bring your great business ideas.  We want to talk.

Topeka business leaders have joined forces with The Topeka Capital-Journal to create Top Tank, a celebration of the entrepreneurial spirit that founded Topeka.  The city’s core in Downtown Topeka is the perfect place for entrepreneurs to thrive.

Top Tank Topeka will connect the competition winner with resources to succeed and, most importantly, a $100,000 investment*** to make their business dreams a reality!

Do you have a passion for fashion and want to open your own store?  Enter the contest!  

Do people always come by your house at dinner time because you're a great cook?  Enter the contest!  

Are you inspirational, motivational and equipped to get people fit?  Enter the contest! 

Top Tank is looking for Top Ideas from Top People to complement the exciting things happening downtown.

Click on “Entry Form” at the top of this page to begin your journey to become the first Top Tank winner- and a Topeka entrepreneur.



Contest Timeline

June 18th, 2017-Contest launch

August 31, 2017- Deadline for applications

Late November- The Top Tank finalists will present their business proposal to the Top Tank Panel

Early December- Ten finalists will be notified they are moving on to the finals

February 16-17 2018- A Top Tank special event in downtown Topeka will bring the finalists together with the Topeka community for networking opportunities. One Top Tank winner will walk away with $100,000, energized for hard work and with the resources to launch a Downtown Topeka business.


***$100,000 is an investment into the Top Tank winner's company.  Equity and ownership details will be finalized with Top Tank Winner.