FIU students & alumni won top spots in The 2017 Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge.

FIU students & alumni won top spots in The 2017 Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge.

More than two dozen FIU students and alumni competed in the FIU track of this year’s Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge, which offers entrepreneurs a chance to turn their business idea into reality or grow an existing business. The FIU Track finalists showcased concepts for education, the sharing economy, healthcare, finances and technology. The 2017 […]

Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge

FIU students and alum make their pitch for the votes in the Business Plan Challenge.

The quest for the win is on. FIU students and alumni competing in the annual Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge recently pitched their ventures live before a panel of judges. They included e-commerce ventures, health and wellness platforms and a web-based debt negotiation service. Now through May 1, community members can visit miamiherald.com/challenge to watch […]

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. […]

Elder care solution takes the top FIU Track prize in 2015 Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge.

Presenting an affordable solution to the growing elder care crisis, Room2Care emerged a winner in this year’s Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge, co-sponsored by the College of Business’ Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center. The cost-sharing program, founded by an FIU student and a doctor, won first place in the annual contest’s FIU Track and was named […]

Social entrepreneurship leads FIU Track pitches in the Business Plan Challenge.

Innovation for social good was the leading theme among the six semifinalists chosen in the FIU Track of the Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge, co-sponsored by the College of Business’ Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center: Court Buddy offers affordable access to legal services; Relentless Roasters aims to create a specialty coffee bar and collaborative workspace for […]

Firm helps construct a 'greener' future

When Jean Paul Ciaramella and Daniel Naim got to talking several years ago at the Venezuelan Business Club, they discovered they both worked in the construction industry, were passionate for sustainability and possessed entrepreneurial spirits. That became the foundation for Ecode, a green-building resource site that won second place in the Business Plan Challenge FIU […]