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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 in the future.

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

Students who presented include first-place winners Matthew Gangloff and Andrew Burrington, who are both MIS majors. They gave audience members a look at New Leaf Environmental Monitoring, a product designed to monitor chemical toxins in and around the home that will culminate in a citizen-based environmental monitoring movement.

Tufts Venture Fund will supply seed money to student startups

The fund’s objective, according to a description Tufts provided, is to "help the most promising founders launch strong and gain the early traction necessary to raise a larger seed round of financing from top angel or venture capital investors around the country."

University of Montana Business Plans Contest Shows City’s Potential

Although the daylong competition took place on the UM campus, this wasn’t simply an academic exercise for those involved. It was, rather, focused on helping young innovators move from idea to action.

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 is open to all currently enrolled university students from around the world who are seeking funding for their new venture.

The Dorm Room Fund lets students follow entrepreneurial dreams

"We have an advantage as students, because we know our peers and we live with them and around them."

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 August/September 2011 through July/August 2012. – Deadline for submitting written business plan – Wednesday, April 25, 20112

Advice from the judges on business plans, entrepreneurship

"Your time is now. Find many mentors, and be open to new ideas/new people."

Steven McKean, Community Track

Entrepreneur Contests Take Practical Turn

Less planning, more legwork. That’s the formula some business schools are using to overhaul the competitions they conduct each year to test their students’ mettle as entrepreneurs.

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

The contest, open to full-time U.S. and Canadian students enrolled in a two- or four-year college, provides an opportunity for the next generation of communicators to share their vision of where they see public relations and communications headed in the coming years. Video submissions will be reviewed by a special judging committee of Business Wire senior managers on creativity, originality and appropriateness to theme.


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