Monthly Archives: December 2011

Unique business plan competition gives hope to men in prison

For nearly 300 men at the Cleveland Correctional Facility — a state prison near Houston, Texas — the opportunity to participate in entrepreneurship classes and a business plan competition is literally a chance at a new life. These men, who are … Continue reading

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Business plan competition winner offers insights


As a co-founder of LinkCycle, a start-up company designed to help industrial firms assess the environmental performance of their products, Alex Loijos draws on his experience in several business plan competitions. He and LinkCycle’s co-founder, Sahil Sahni, were students at … Continue reading

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Non-profit funds micro businesses via business plan competition

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When Jeremy Gregg was looking for a way to get more potential borrowers interested in his micro lending non-profit, he decided to start a business plan competition. The competition was so successful in sparking interest in The Plan Fund that … Continue reading

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Strong team critical to business plan competition success

Team Spirit, December 2006

For students participating in business plan competitions, forming a team that will work together to produce a successful business plan is just the beginning. Students must cooperate, solve problems and creatively approach all the aspects involved in navigating competitions that … Continue reading

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