Chip Gaines Offers ‘Chipstarter’ Dream Launcher Contest

Chip Gaines

Update: We’re ready for the Chipstarter winners results from Silobration this weekend!

To help promote his upcoming book, Capital Gaines, Chip Gaines is putting his own fame and fortune to good use again and this time it’s to help someone with a vision to make it a reality. He’s calling it “Chipstarter,” playing off the Kickstarter idea, but they’re careful to note this isn’t a crowdfunding opportunity, it’s a giveaway for one lucky finalist.

Got a great idea? Want to start your own business, help others, or start your own business that helps others? Then you’re in luck, or at least one of you out there will be. You need to put together a short, two-minute video, write down your ideas, and submit it to the Gaines family. And you better do it quick.

The contest is open until October 10th at 10:59 AM CT and here’s what Chip wants you to do:

Writing Capital Gaines got Chip thinking a lot about the various people who were part of the runway for him and his career, and he wants to be that type of inspiration for you…

Devise a plan and write it all down. Film yourself explaining your dream, how much money you’d need to accomplish it, and the specific action points you’d take to get there. Be creative and think outside the box! There is no dream too big!

The Chipstarter FAQ says the finalists will be contacted the same afternoon as the contest closes, so that makes me think they’ll be picking finalists throughout the open process. If I were submitting one then I’d do it sooner than later because spots could be filling up quickly. If you do get picked then you need to be ready to travel to Waco, Texas for a live event.

Best of luck to everyone who enters! Leave us a comment below if you do so we can check out your idea and share it with our readers.

My book, Capital Gaines, comes out in two weeks, and I’ve got a little contest to kick off the countdown—it’s called Chip-starter. Writing this book got me thinking a lot about the various people who were part of the runway for me and my career, and i want to be that type of inspiration for you—a starting place for your dream to take off. If fear is the one thing that’s standing in the way, I want to see if we can’t eliminate that. The first step is simple. Submit a video on my contest site—sounds easy enough but you better surprise me. If you wanna win this thing, think outside the box on your video entry and with your ideas. The info you need is already up at You have until the morning of October 10th to enter, so get going! #PoweredByCapitalGaines #chipstarter •••••••••••••••• NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. states and D.C. who are at least 18 years old or the age of majority in their respective states/jurisdictions of permanent residence, whichever is greater, as of 10/2/17. Begins 12:00:01 a.m. CT 9/29/17; ends 11:59:59 p.m. CT 10/10/17. For complete Official Rules and eligibility, visit: Sponsor: Magnolia Market, LLC.

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  1. ??? submitted an entry haven’t heard anything. My dream was simple need my vehicle running and a little help with our outdated house. Guess I didn’t dream big. My dream was for normal life ?

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