Business Plan Challenge announces winners


We are pleased to introduce you to the winners of the 15th Annual Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge.

Several of today’s winners — and many of the finalists and contestants — were grounded in social entrepreneurship. Two other themes running through many of these entries: helping the self -employed and healthy living.

So today’s emerging companies will help us stay healthy, make us money and do well by doing good.

This year, among the 238 entries received, there were also food products, pet products, healthcare concepts, real estate ventures, restaurants, green products, sports-related ideas, crowdfunding sites and plenty of apps. The plans in our Challenge, sponsored by Florida International University’s Eugenio Pino and Family Global Entrepreneurship Center, were judged by experts from our community — successful entrepreneurs, investors, consultants, academics (see bios on — as well as by the public via our popular People’s Pick video competition (see videos on /challenge).

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