Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge

Innovation takes a starring role in the Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge.

The 2016 Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge, designed to open doors for new business ventures and start-ups throughout South Florida, is now underway. Now in its 18th year, the contest is sponsored by FIU’s Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center. Anyone with a business idea or an operating startup that is under two years old can enter. […]

Pino Entrepreneurship Center provides opportunities for aspiring FIU entrepreneurs.

As a business student, Frankie Coletto (BBA ’07) often stared at the banners celebrating successful Florida International University (FIU) entrepreneurs, and made a promise to himself: someday, he would be up there. Four years later, his dream became a reality. The CEO of was one of five FIU graduates featured in the Pino Global […]

Entrepreneurial success is no fish story.

For Christopher Phillips, a senior business major taking the entrepreneurship track offered in the College of Business Administration, a childhood hobby has become a viable business. The recent Entrepreneur Challenge Business Plan Competition gave him deeper knowledge about the issues he’ll need to contend with, along with ample professional advice. And, as one of the […]

Innovative web sites capture major prizes in 2008 Entrepreneur Challenge Business Plan Competition.

With rich cash awards and a forum for budding entrepreneurs to pitch their business and investors to speak about what they want out of a start-up opportunity, the Entrepreneur Challenge Business Plan Competition, hosted by the Eugenio Pino and Family Global Entrepreneurship Center at Florida International University, consistently creates excitement and opportunity. On May 13, […]

The 2008 Entrepreneur Challenge: New name signals new opportunities.

Erica Courtney, winner, New Venture Challenge 2007 In recent years, the New Venture Challenge business plan competition gave budding entrepreneurs the chance to pitch their business plans and turn those plans into viable, profitable businesses.  This tradition has been part and parcel of the College of Business Administration’s commitment to preparing its students for entrepreneurial […]