Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Southeast offers student entrepreneurship contest

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - Southeast Missouri State University’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is running a competition for Southeast students with a innovative ideas.

The Big Idea Competition offers a thousand dollar prize to the team with the best business plan ... and it's not just for business majors.

There will be twenty finalists from each college that will compete for the grand prize. In addition, each college will have a winner that will receive $200.

The competition administrator, Dr. Joel Bolton, says the competition is centered around the search for students with a great idea, not just business savvy.

"We’ve never done this before. But hopefully it will work out. It will catch on. And we will be doing this years from now," Dr. Bolton said. "Ideally some of these ideas that the students think of might become firms, they might become ventures, they might get funded. They might grow and become household names. It could happen."

The deadline for the contest is Oct. 7 at 3:00 PM. Bolton hopes the contest promotes a zeal for business entrepreneurship amon

Hannah Parent, KRCU


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