Author Profile: Megan Hurley

About Megan Hurley

Co-founder of Bizplancompetitions.com. 2009 graduate of Nazareth College (Rochester, NY) who enjoys riding horses and motorcycles (in that order).

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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Unique tech business plan competition announces winners

Think Big Partners’ Gigabit Challenge drew its competition to a close with the Finale event on January 18. The global competition, which accepted entries from businesses with applications that will utilize Google’s Gigabit Fiber network, awarded a $250,000 “Born Global” … Continue reading

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For second year in a row, Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition awards big prize money

Over $1 million in cash and in-kind prizes were awarded by this year’s Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition. Touting the title “North America’s largest business plan competition,” Accelerate Michigan drew a total of 312 company entries and 298 student entries. Grand … Continue reading

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Companies turn to business plan competitions for capital and recognition

In a time when startup companies – especially those based in the biotechnology industry – are struggling to raise capital, several San Diego firms have managed to beat the odds by harnessing the power of business plan competitions. The three … Continue reading

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Sanergy wins again, this time with MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition

When the winners of the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition were announced yesterday, a company called Sanergy emerged on top, capturing the $100,000 grand prize, as well as the $5,000 audience choice award. This win is one of several in a … Continue reading

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