Sunday, March 09, 2008

March Links: Business Plan Competitions!

Apologies for the delay, but the good news is, it's college business plan season!

Pepperdine's Graziadio School winners were Kimberly Foster and Mara Kamins from the morning MBA program with Nurse Education Web, which helps to alleviate the bottleneck in the RN world by enabling clinical training to tale place more efficiently.

Also at Pepperdine, the Values-Centered Leadership Lab awarded it's second annual Social Entrepreneurs of the Year award to Luke Marvel and Brett Clouser for The Monument of our Hearts, an attire company that addresses both ecology and self-image. For the 2nd straight year, The Lab is able to help incubate its winning team by offering them professional review and critique from real investors at CT Ventures, DFJ Frontier and Maverick Angels- three highly esteemed organizations that generously off their time to participate in the student initiative. (Disclaimer- I am an alumni of The Lab and get very excited about this annual event!)

Nice link from The Earth Times on both Pepperdine winners.

Babson, among the most entrepreneurial of colleges, announces that student Jennifer Green is the winner of its first annual Wal-Mart Sustainability Business Plan competition with her Generate Change concept of connecting retailers and non-profits.

U. of Michigan students bring home honors from interscholastic U. of Cincinnati Spirit MBA Business Plan Competition with their military inventory tracking plan for

In Green Bay, the Urban Hope Education Center announced these winners to their annual competition, including Of the Earth Artisans of Green Bay.

More to come on business plan competitions...

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