The Miami Herald’s 13th Business Plan Challenge is not just a lucky one for today’s winners, but it’s an opportunity to celebrate South Florida’s entrepreneurial spirit.
We received 222 entries this year in our Community, FIU and High School Tracks for food products, fashion pet products, lots of eco-friendly services and plenty of apps and social mediaoriented businesses. Many of the plans were for realistic and practical products and services, with low startup costs and no external funding needed, as has been the trend in the past few years in the Business Plan Challenge, sponsored by Florida International University’s Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center. They ranged from one- or two-person businesses to one with 32 employees.
The first-place winners in the Community and FIU Tracks are in the technology space:
DonorCommunity and Raw Apps, also the Challenge Champion. Rounding out the list of top winners in those two tracks: Call Loop, Words to Live By, Urban Forager and PasstheNotes.
Over on the High School Track, co-sponsored by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship South Florida, with a record 99 entries this year, Kit Korp, Sunny Breakfasts and myGreenLime take the honors.
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