A winery at sea, an aquaculture venture, coupons on the go, a cookbook for kids, Priceline for brides — all were winners in the 2012 Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge.
South Florida is often recognized as one of the nation’s most entrepreneurial communities, and this year’s winners and contestants represent the passion and diversity of emerging businesses. This year, among the 201 entries received, there were food products, pet products, a couple of pharmaceutical companies, real estate and construction-related ventures, restaurants, green products and services, health and sports-related ideas and plenty of apps. All are businesses in their infancy — less than two years old and many still in the concept phase. The plans in our 14th annual Challenge, sponsored by Florida International University’s Eugenio Pino and Family Global Entrepreneurship Center, were judged by entrepreneurial experts from our community — successful entrepreneurs, investors, consultants, academics (see bios on page 15) — as well as by the public via our popular People’s Pick video competition (see videos on MiamiHerald.com/challenge).
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