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2014 Spring Connecticut Business Planning / Modeling Competition

$10,000 in startup support services and cash grants.

 Updated 5-9-14




2014 Spring Winners
Category Company Name CT University & Advisor Team Leader
First Place Overall

Fluid-Screen
Hand-held device for fast bacteria detection in water and blood.

Yale University
Advisor: David Cromwell

Seyla Azoz

Second Place Overall

Underdog
Mobile App for a brand new fantasy football game
    

Trinity College
Advisor: Kathy Eckels, Jeb Balise

Jake Shimmel

Best Written Executive Summary

Pisces Market
Ecommerce and community website for the live aquarium pet industry

Quinnipiac University
Advisor: Dale Jasinski

Christopher Quincey

Best Oral Presentation

Networking4Grads.com
A web-based career platform for students

University of Connecticut - Storrs
Advisor: Mary Caravella

Michael Maczka

Best Social Enterprise Venture

Fuelyou, LLC
Fitness and nutrition app with a two-fold social mission

Fairfield University
Advisor: Mukesh Sud

Kelly Boudreau






Application:
Apply here: http://www.Back-Offices.com/college
Deadline: Thursday April 24.
Finalists will be posted Tuesday, April 29 by 5:00 pm.
The first step in the entry process will be to create a user name and password. This will enable you and your team members to return to revise your draft summary prior to submitting. The judges will only consider information contained in the online application. Do not send supplemental material.


Finals:
(3-minute PowerPoint pitches plus Q&A.) Parents, classmates and friends are welcome to attend.
Spring Semester: Friday, May 2, at 1:00 pm.

Business Plan Competition Prizes:
All entrants will receive candid feedback from a business financing expert on their on-line executive summary. Press releases announcing the finalists and winners will be sent to the media. Cash and cash-equivalent service awards are granted to the student companies; trophies are awarded to the schools. Checks will be made out to the company and winners will need to provide an FEIN or SSN of the team leader. Prize categories include:







Personal Business Plan/Model
Venture Business Model
Best Oral Presentation
Best Online Submission (written Executive Summary)
Best Social Enterprise

** Personal businesses are typically small, serve a limited market, and serve small businesses or consumers. Venture enterprises are generally higher risk, take longer to start up and require more capital but have higher potential returns. This is often a judgment call as many businesses have characteristics of both. The decision of the judges is final.

Eligibility Requirements:  
The team leader and primary presenter must be a student at a Connecticut college or university during the current academic year. (Entries may be submitted by individuals or teams.) In keeping with the spirit of the competition to foster entrepreneurship, neither plans written for outside companies as student projects nor plans written on behalf of a company not student-owned and conceived are eligible.
Teams must have a faculty adviser (from the submitting institution) who sanctions the entry

To Enter:
The application may be accessed at www.Back-Offices.com/college. The first step will be to create a user name and password. This will enable you and your team members to return to revise your draft prior to submitting. The judges will only consider information contained in the online application. Do not mail or email supplemental material.

To view the Questions click here.



 

 



Competition administered by the Entrepreneurship Foundation
Email: Roer@EntrepreneurshipFoundation.org     T: (203) 540-5903