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A business contest to dream about

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Marriott-owned Fairfield Inn & Suites is giving away 15 free nights to each of 10 finalists in its 2010 Small Business Boost Contest. Five independent judges will be selecting one Grand Prize winner to receive $20,000 cash. Continue reading

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Amarillo’s EnterPrize Challenge offers more than chickens

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You may not have heard of this one–unless you hail from west Texas– but the Amarillo EnterPrize Challenge is a business plan competition that has us pretty jazzed. Continue reading

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Soluto wins the TechCrunch Startup Battlefield

by Joe H. Okay, so Soluto was declared the victor of TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield, a high-profile and extremely well-staged startup competition that progressed over the past three days as part of the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York. The Israel-based … Continue reading

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TechCrunch’s disruptive entrepreneurship competition

TechCrunch will be giving away $50,000 on Wednesday to the last team standing after 3 days of competition at its Startup Battlefield. The Startup Battlefield is a central feature of the TechCrunch Disrupt conference that began today in New York … Continue reading

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Student success BUILDs from a business plan competition

The statistics on the website BUILD.org are jaw-dropping: 100% of BUILD graduates, all high school students in tough areas, go on to attend college. 80% of them are the first in their families to attend college 95% stay in college … Continue reading

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And for our next incredible startup …

Lora Kolodny is the journalist who does such a great job covering business plan competitions for NYTimes.com. This week on Twitter (@lorakolodny) she sent out this tweet: “I could NOT have a more inspiring beat. It’s either total fun, or … Continue reading

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