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MSU alum Joseph Azzarelli wins the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's 27th annual Entrepreneurship Competition with low-cost lung cancer screening tool:


Montana State University alumnus Joseph Azzarelli has won a prestigious business plan competition with a noninvasive, low-cost lung cancer screening technology that he played a key role in developing. Azzarelli, ...


Montana University Students - Join Us For Our Fall Kick-Off Event!!! John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge, 10/9, Missoula:


The John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge is a Montana-wide event which encourages innovation and creative thinking. Hosted annually by the University of Montana School of Business Administration ...


UM Students Win $2,500 for Business Plans at Startup Pitch :


A panel of experts heard eight potential business plans from University of Montana students at the Fall Startup Pitch Competition on Dec. 9 and awarded $2,500 in prizes to the best pitches. Stakeholders ...


National Science Foundation Community College Business Plan Competition - Students to Provide Solutions for Real World Problems:


The National Science Foundation (NSF) launched Community College Innovation Challenge - a Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)-focused competition for teams comprised of up to five community ...


Catheter that emits bacteria-killing light wins $75,000 for University of Utah team - Veritas Medical LLC:


The latest $75,000 win comes from International Business Model Competition hosted by Brigham Young University, which drew more than 2,500 teams from 200 schools around the world. A student startup ...


UM to Host Annual Business Plan Competition:


Students from across the state will showcase their entrepreneurial aspirations during the annual John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition. This event will highlight the 25th anniversary of Montana's statewide ...


Kentucky college entrepreneurs win $100,000 in Idea State U business plan competition:


Awards will be used to fund start-up businesses statewide The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development awarded nearly $100,000 in prize money this past weekend to some of Kentucky's most-promising ...


Montana University John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition, 5/15, Missoula, Montana:


Get an inside look at the 24th annual John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition at the University of Montana http://www.business.umt.edu/organizations/MADE/BPC.aspx Students from all of Montana's ...


University launches crowdfunding website to finance projects by students:


The website launched with five proposals and will only be open to proposals from MBA students for the time being. Organizers plan to include projects from university faculty, staff, students and alumni ...


University of Montana Students Win Prizes in SoBA's Fall Business Plan Competition:


Four teams, chosen from a field of entrants, gathered at this year's Fall Business Plan Competition on December 11th to present their business plans before a panel of experts and vie for $2,500 ...


Tufts Venture Fund will supply seed money to student startups:


Are we approaching the point where Boston will have more venture capitalists living in dorm rooms than in Wellesley? Maybe not yet. But another student-run investing group is about to start putting ...
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University of Montana Business Plans Contest Shows City's Potential:


What do an heirloom tomato production facility, a social organizing mobile app and a food delivery business have in common? They were all prize-winning participants in the recent John Ruffatto Business ...


The Rice Business Plan Competition - The richest and largest intercollegiate business plan competition in the world is open to all university students from around the world:


The Rice Business Plan Competition http://alliance.rice.edu/rbpc.aspx is open to all currently enrolled university students from around the world who are seeking funding for their new venture. Get ...


The Dorm Room Fund lets students follow entrepreneurial dreams:


What makes the Dorm Room Fund different from other VC funds is that the people making the decisions about who gets the money aren't seasoned investors, experts in nurturing start-ups. Instead, they are ...


The 23rd Annual John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition, 5/10, Missoula, Montana:


The competition is open to all full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in colleges and universities located in the state of Montana during the current academic year, i.e., from ...


Advice from the judges on business plans, entrepreneurship :


"Your customer is just as important as your 'idea.' Be clear about who they are, how many there are and where they are. Make sure you have personally talked with some of them, really understand how they ...


Entrepreneur Contests Take Practical Turn:




Business Wire Offers College Students the Chance to Win a Trip to Meet Warren Buffett in New York City with 50th Anniversary College Video Contest :


Full-time students, graduate and undergrad, are invited to create a short video answering the question, "What is the future of public relations and communications?" The deadline is July 15, so pass ...


Student Business Plan Competitions: Who Really Does Have Access?:


Student business plan competitions no longer resemble a classroom project, initiated at the start of a semester, often based upon a student's original thought, and hastily submitted to a competition, ...


Montana University System's John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition Awards More Than $30,000 To Budding Entrepreneurs :


Montana's next generation of entrepreneurs took home more than $30,000 in prize money during The University of Montana's 22nd annual John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition, hosted May 12 by the UM School ...


CreativiTea wins annual Montana University John Ruffatto business plan competition:


John Beltrone and Emese Vitalis and CreativiTea won the 22nd annual University of Montana John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition http://www.business.umt.edu/DegreesPrograms/MADE/MADEPrograms/MADEBusinessPlanCompetition.aspx ...


Smartphone Robots, Insect-Wing Wind Power, Online Video Game Tourneys & More Notes from the UW Business Plan Competition:


Hundreds of people packed the Bell Harbor Conference Center on Seattle's waterfront yesterday for the University of Washington's annual Business Plan Competition. Now in its 14th year, the competition ...


MSU-Great Falls team wins business competition:




Montana State University College of Business Students Succeeding in Business Competitions:


Recently, three College of Business (CoB) students: Tyson Johnson, Andrew Kaiser and Kristian Miller, traveled to Spokane to compete in the CFA Society of Spokane Investment Research Challenge. ...


22nd Annual John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition:


The School of Business Administration at The University of Montana-Missoula will host the 22nd Annual John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition on Thursday May 12th, 2011 at the Gallagher Business ...


2011 Annual John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition, 5/12, Missoula, Montana:


2011-05-12 18:00:00 University of Montana Gallagher Business Building Contact: http://www.business.umt.edu/made/programs/biz.asp Students Celebrating Entrepreneurship. Recognizing ...


Contests are a springboard for student entrepreneurs:


Business-plan competitions give people a chance to start companies -- or at least make connections -- while still in college. By Cyndia Zwahlen Full Story: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-smallbiz-students-20101227,0,3851794.story *** What ...


U-M Student Group, MPowered, Gears Up for 1,000 Pitches, Looks to Help Build Startup Ecosystem:


A culture of entrepreneurial innovation might not be something one would expect to find in a rust belt state like Michigan, but one student group at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is trying ...


David Eccles School of Business Creates Nation’s First Independent Student-Run Venture Capital Fund:


The University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business today announced the creation of the nation’s first independent student-run venture capital fund investing in startup companies designed to solve ...


21st Annual John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition Results:


Business Plan Competition Scott Lester and Amy Xue Scott Lester of Moose's Organics celebrates a long day of competing and ultimately winning the coveted first place in the high-growth division, totaling ...

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