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SMCM Entrepreneurship Competition
Mary's College of Maryland is holding its first ever Entrepreneurship
Competition. Over a period of five months, teams of students will have
to engage in real business world experience by turning their good
business ideas into winning business plans and presentations, to be
evaluated by a panel of judges. During these five months, students will be mentored by alumni, have their business plans professionally evaluated, and the finalists will be invited to present their ideas to a panel of alumni and community members. The winning team will receive a trophy, their names on a plaque in Schaefer Hall, and an additional prize (TBD).
The timeline is as follows:
September 4 - Initial Announcement
October 5, 5pm - Abstracts due from entry teams
October 19 - Feedback to teams
November 20, 5pm - Business plans due
December 7 - Finalists announced
February 16 - Finalists presentations and awards
In addition, there will be a business plan workshop held sometime in October or November. Stay tuned for details.
COMPETITION RULES -
Each team can have up to 4 members.
The team leader must be in their third or later year.
Open to all academic disciplines.
We strongly encourage you to consider a team that has a good mix of technical and artistic talent.
At least one member of the team will have to attend a coordination meeting in October.
At least one member of the team will have to attend the business plan workshop.
Submissions will not be taken late.
FIRST DEADLINE - October 5, 5pm - Your abstract (in Word .doc format) should include the following:
Team Leader (name, email, and major)
Team Members (names and majors)
A brief (250 word maximum) description of your business idea. You should discuss both your idea and why it will succeed in the current market.
Abstracts must be sent to Dr. Alan Jamieson (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 5pm on October 5th to be considered.
If there are any questions about this competition, please email Dr. Alan Jamieson (email@example.com). SMCM and the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science would like to thank Rebecca Wright Dodson ('87) and Mark Wensell ('90) for their time and effort in bringing this competition to the College.
Last Update: September 24, 2012