This year, there will be even more ways to win the Business Plan Challenge, our annual business plan competition.
That’s because the Challenge, now in its 12th year, is growing. We have a sponsor — Florida International University’s Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center — and there will be three contest tracks.
Like last year, there will be a community track, the main contest open to all South Florida residents, and a student track, open to grades 9-12 that we run with our contest partner NFTE (The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship) South Florida.
The new addition is an FIU track, open to alumni, students, faculty and staff.
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Read: “Business Plan Challenge grows, adds new track,“ an article from the MiamiHerald.com.
Additional Media Coverage
- “Advice and feedback from judges,“ May 17, 2010, MiamiHerald.com
- “Local resources for entrepreneurs,“ May 17, 2010, MiamiHerald.com
- “With expert coaches, failure is not an option,“ May 17, 2010, MiamiHerald.com
- “TruCycle partners want to turn garbage to green,“ May 17, 2010, MiamiHerald.com
- “Firm helps construct a ‘greener’ future,“ May 17, 2010, MiamiHerald.com
- “Business Plan Challenge unveils winners,“ May 17, 2010, MiamiHerald.com
- “The Challenge goes global,“ May 17, 2010, MiamiHerald.com
- “Vote for your favorite People’s Pick plans,“ April 25, 2010, MiamiHerald.com
- “Judges select finalists in business plan contest,“ April 19, 2010, MiamiHerald.com
- “Making the most of marketing might,“ March 15, 2010, MiamiHerald.com
- “Contest rules,“ March 15, 2010, MiamiHerald.com
- “It doesn’t pay to be secretive about your business plan ideas,“ March 8, 2010, MiamiHerald.com
- “12th Annual Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge Contest Rules,“ February 22, 2010, MiamiHerald.com
The annual Entrepreneur Challenge Business Plan Competition is designed to provide a platform for FIU affiliates (including students, faculty, staff and alumni) to showcase new ideas, while providing a forum to attract investment for their business models. The business model must prove itself to have breadth and sustainability; as well as demonstrate that it possesses, or can acquire, the resources to actually launch and be viable. Since 2004, the Pino Center has recognized approximately fifty-five noteworthy student business plans that have received a cash gift and have launched new ventures. This year, the Pino Center and the FIU’s College of Business have joined forces with The Miami Herald, and for the first time the Pino Center will be the naming sponsor for the Miami Herald’s Business Plan Challenge.
The Miami Herald Business Plan Competition, presented by the Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center, will offer two tracks for the competition: one open only to FIU affiliates and a second track open to the South Florida community at large.
For more information please visit the Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center web site at http://entrepreneurship.fiu.edu/.