Cash Prize for ESU Business Innovators

By Cindy Nolte
Contributing Writer

Do you have a dream of being your own boss?

Are you studying a major that will allow you to be self-employed?

We want to talk to you~and there could be a lot in it for
you!

The year’s PASSHE Business Plan Competition’s first place winner will collect a prize of $10,000 to help them to make their dream of launching a business a reality.

East Stroudsburg University students have placed in 3 out of 5 years that the competition took place.

Last year’s first place winner, Blaise Delfino, is a second year graduate student here at ESU.

ESU students are encouraged to continue the tradition by registering and competing this year.

Teams are welcome or compete as an individual. Participants are NOT required to be business majors.

They just need to have an entrepreneurial spirit with a winning idea and a plan.

Take the first step by registering and completing the Intent to Compete section questions.
http://passhebiz2016-2017.startupcompete.com/

Support is available. Reach out to Michael Gildea (570-422-7953) mgildea1@esu.edu for more information.

Deadline dates, and prizes are listed below:

· Intent to Compete Registration must be submitted by Nov. 20, 2016.
· Venture Profile: Content must be submitted by Feb. 1, 2017.

Prizes include:
· $10,000 for 1st place
· $5,000 for 2nd place
· $2,500 for 3rd place
· $500.00 for best Video
(Student Choice Award based on number of YouTube views)
· $350.00 1st. place and $150.00 2nd. Place for best Poster displayed at Awards Ceremony

All active competitors as of Feb. 2, 2017 will receive a Certificate indicating their participation.

Email Cindy at:
cnolte4@esu.edu

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