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, […]

Groundbreaking study tracks the distinctive characteristics of social entrepreneurship.

Ashoka, the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs, has elected more than 2,000 leading social entrepreneurs as Ashoka Fellows, providing them with living stipends, professional support, and access to a global network of peers in more than sixty countries. In examining the work of these Ashoka Fellows, a question comes to mind: How […]

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 […]

Entrepreneurship Week USA comes and goes, but its impact remains.

Bruce Welch (left), graduate student assistant in the Pino Center, at Entrepreneurship Week USA Fair When Entrepreneurship Week USA took place across the country from February 24-March 3, 2007, the Eugenio Pino and Family Global Entrepreneurship Center in the College of Business Administration was a lively participant. Sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation—a grant […]

Success blossoms as business plan for ergonomic tools wins first statewide competition.

The presentations were impressive and the competition was keen at the first annual Florida Collegiate Business Plan Competition held October 27 and 28, 2006, at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida. Alexis Nogueras (MBA ’06) But when a panel of judges heard College of Business Administration graduate Alexis Nogueras (MBA ’06) present his plan […]