Xavier Launch-A-Business Competition 2010



Competition Organizer

Xavier University's Williams College of Business

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Business - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible
Xavier University students, alumni, and members of the community who have a business idea of ventrue. Priority for this competition will be given to business ideas that generate revenues and jobs in the greater Cincinnati area and / or provides significant social value to the community.
Important Dates

Entrants must submit registration form and business idea by July 7, 2010. Winners will be announced on September 16, 2010 at a selection ceremony on the Xavier University campus.

Competition Prizes

Winners will be provided a number of free services including consulting services for up to a full academic year, or nine months, help with business development and launch, access to workshops, executive mentors and networking, feedback on the development of your business plan and a meeting with potential investors.

Other Info

Entrepreneurs whose business ideas meet the initial evaluation criteria will be asked to complete an X-LAB questionnaire requesting more information about the proposed business. If the idea passes the questionnaire evaluation criteria entrants will be selected to meet with a panel of experts for a 30-minute interview. If the business idea passes this stage the entrepreneur will be invited to the Xavier campus for a 60-minute interview with another panel of experts.