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MassChallenge’s three founders, all recent business school graduates, aim to raise $25 million for about 25 to 30 yearly prizewinners, by connecting each with mentors and venture investors willing to invest $500,000 to $1.5 million. They hope to replicate pre-seed-stage competitions, which typically offer smaller prizes, at a higher tier of fundraising and company launch. The competition will cost about $1 million per year to run, they said. The goal of the Venture Funds Competition is to launch new, innovative businesses in Massachusetts. As part of the competition rules, winners must establish their startup headquarters ...
is a formal statement of a set of business goals, the reasons why they are believed attainable, and the plan for reaching those goals. It may also contain background information about the organization or team attempting to reach those goals. The business goals may be defined for for-profit or for non-profit organizations. For-profit business plans typically focus on financial goals, such as profit or creation of wealth. Non-profit and government agency business plans tend to focus on organizational mission which is the basis for their governmental status or their non-profit, tax-exempt status, respectively—although non-profits ...
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University of Maryland $75K Business Plan Competition Winners ...
COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 10 /CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM/ — The Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) today announces the winners of the University of Maryland $75K Business Plan Competition. Winners were selected from nine finalists who presented their venture concepts on May 7 to teams of judges from the startup venture community in three categories: high technology, biotechnology, and undergraduate, while three teams also received Warren Citrin Social Impact Awards. Winners include: Omnispeech LLC , a company developing speech extraction technology for cellular and other communications, won the high technology ... market research, surveys and trends
UT's Business Plan Competition Launches New Businesses | Tennessee ...
KNOXVILLE — Six teams of undergraduate students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have won tools to help launch their own businesses by participating in the third annual Business Plan Competition sponsored by the College of Business Administration’s Department of Management. Forty-two teams competed for a total of $20,000 in prize money and $12,000 in donated services. The first-place winners received complimentary start-up of accounting services from Brenda Boyd, CPA, a 1990 alumnus, and a one-year complimentary membership in Estrada Strategies Entrepreneur’s Club, a coaching and networking ... market research, surveys and trends

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On Winning Rice's $1Million Business Plan Contest - Entrepreneur ...
What does it take to win a $1 million business plan competition? Try this: Technology, traction and team. The answer varies every year, but this year’s winner of Rice University’s “World’s Largest and Richest” business plan competition has developed a new medication that helps older people heal broken bones. By the way, it’s not a $1 million first prize; it’s $1 million in total prize money. First place gets investment, cash and services worth a combined total of more than $385,000. That first place prize this year was awarded to BiologicsMD, which is developing a new medication that ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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Atlanta-based Axion BioSystems Inc. has raised more than $2 million — money the biotech firm will use for product development. The VentureLab graduate is developing technology that will allow scientists to interact directly with live brain or nerve tissue to provide information for diagnosis or treatment. Axion’s technology, which includes a electronic device, helps drug companies test the effectiveness and safety of their compounds on electroactive tissues such as the kind found in the brain and heart, Axion CEO Tom O’Brien said. Axion has developed electronics to interface with cells in a culture dish, said Steve Potter, a ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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Business plan competition offers cash for best concepts
University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman and Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon confer at the URC headquarters in Lansing. Click on an image to view a larger or high-resolution version. DETROIT---The Business Accelerator Network for Southeast Michigan, a new regionwide network for building and retaining new business, announced today the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition, the world’s largest business plan competition. The competition aims to uncover the best and brightest new business concepts from local and global entrepreneurs, exposing those opportunities to potential investment ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
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John Lynn, foreground, dives for a Frisbee on Aug. 14 while playing Ultimate Frisbee with teammates Brandt Wright, left, and Brian Kircher at Gott Family Park. Lynn won the 2009 Southern Nevada Business Plan Competition with a website that lets amateur sports teams register and post pages to draw donations. He launched with a $5,000 target for Las Vegas Ultimate, which supports Ultimate Frisbee, a sport Lynn enjoys. MIKE STOTTS | LAS VEGAS BUSINESS PRESS Scott Hillman | EyeSpy Media Investors failed to fund EyeSpy Media's plan to install large, flat-panel televisions in shopping malls as advertising vehicles. All ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

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2009 Rice University Business Plan Competition Cash Prizes and ...
All teams at the 2009 Rice Business Plan Competition are eligible to compete for the Fish & Richardson IP Powerhouse. Award. In order to compete for the ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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competition – March 4, 2009 business plan submission deadline ... Rice University Business Plan Competition – March 6, 2009 “Intent to Compete” ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Business Plan - Entrepreneurship - Harvard Business School
On Tuesday, April 27, the 2010 Business Plan Contest Finals were held. We are pleased to announce the winners and runners-up of the Contest: The winner of the Business Venture Track was: OSCOMP Systems (team members: Shantanu Agarwal, HBS; Pedro Tomas Santos, MIT; Emmanuel Magani, MIT) and the runners-up were Birchbox (team members: Hayley Barna, HBS; Katia Ververis, HBS), Palliative Care of America (team members: David Matly, HBS; Michael Matly) and RelayRides (team members: Shelby Clark, HBS; Nabeel Al-Kady, HBS; Dave Brook; David Schairer; Rob Guinn; Boris Mordkovich). The winner of the Social Venture Track was Urban Water ...
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  2. profile image ouINC RT @automationalley: World's largest business plan competition plan announced today! $1 million in cash awards!! #AccelerateMI http://ow.ly/2tYvh
  3. profile image si_careers Accelerate Michigan is hosting the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition to support Business Plan Funding - Check out http://www.accele
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