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The Pivotal Stories Every Startup Leader Should Be Able to Tell


At Facebook, Don Faul and his team faced one of the more goliath tasks anyone in tech has ever faced. It was his job, as VP of Online Operations, to ensure a good experience for the site’s hundreds of millions of users — … Continue reading

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5 reasons to enter a business plan competition


The obvious reason to enter a business plan competition is money — the potential to score big and achieve at least some of the funding you’re likely to need to get your business off the ground. But that’s only one … Continue reading

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Writing a business plan: an adventure, not a job


A well-crafted business plan is crucial to success in business plan competitions. Not just any well-crafted business plan, but one that stands out from the crowd. For students in business schools, especially those in entrepreneurial tracks, creating such a plan … Continue reading

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New to business plan competitions? Here’s where to start


If you’re an entrepreneur or business student seeking to enter the world of business plan competitions for the first time, don’t be surprised if you’re overwhelmed by all the options. The sheer number of competitions, rules and deadlines can be … Continue reading

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Great odds in some business plan competitions

What would you say if someone told you that your business could register for a one-in-eight chance of winning a $30,000 prize package (including $15,000 in cash)? That’s right, we’re not talking about one-in-a-million, or even one-in-a-couple-hundred. We’re talking about … Continue reading

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Statewide entrepreneurship competitions on the rise

A small but increasing number of states are hosting statewide entrepreneurship competitions, creating new opportunities for start-ups, and generating plenty of excitement and local media attention. For example, MassChallenge celebrates the official launch of its ambitious 2010 competition tomorrow, April … Continue reading

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  • Business Plan Resources

    Do you have a business idea or want to enter a business plan competition but not sure where to start? See our list of must-read business plan resources.