Monthly Archives: February 2012

Babson scraps business plan competition


After 28 years of running a traditional business plan competition, Babson College’s Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship has retooled and relaunched its undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship competition as the Babson Entrepreneurial Thought and Action (B.E.T.A.) Challenge. The change is in response … Continue reading

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2012 Rice Business Plan Competition extends deadline

The world’s largest business plan competition has announced that it is extending its application deadline. Originally February 17, the last day to submit the application, executive summary, and video pitch to the Rice Business Plan Competition is now March 1, … Continue reading

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“Entrepreneur Contests Take Practical Turn”

Entrepreneur Contests Take Practical Turn – by Melissa Korn, the Wall Street Journal (February 2, 2012). In response to research that shows a low rate of business plan competitions actually produce full-fledged businesses, some business schools are choosing to change … Continue reading

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Solid business plans key to competition success


For competitors in business plan competitions, the business plan is the foundational piece that spells eventual success or failure in the competition. Regardless of how well you present yourself or how many connections you have, if your business plan isn’t … Continue reading

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