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CCEI Business Plan Competitions
2012 Competition top prize: $25,000
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2011 Competition Information
Pictured left to right: Jesse Silkoff, Christopher Levesque, Andrew Marcus
For the second year, The CCEI hosted a university-wide business plan competition. Plans for unique business ideas or innovations of any type were considered. All plans submitted were reviewed by a team of professional and experienced entrepreneurs, and additionally, new this year, the CCEI held a workshop dedicated to polishing the plans so they were ready for submission. The conference organizers' goal was to help competitors actualize your ideas, regardless of if they were selected as a winner.
Student teams, especially interdisciplinary teams (ex. team members from business, engineering, and fine arts majors working together) were encouraged - it helped the teams gain a wide array of perspectives about their ideas. Students of all academic levels, from undergraduate to PhD, were all welcome. The motto of the competition was "Its time to take your idea, invention, or innovative process and turn it into a reality."
Please click HERE to view the news article about the competition. The winners, pictured below, were Tennis Professionals, a team comprised of two senior Resource Economics majors, Andrew Marcus '11 and Jesse Silkoff '11, presented the most well-developed business plan and were awarded the grand prize. Second prize went to Hemskies, and third to Combat to College.
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OPEN TO ALL UCONN STUDENTS
Undergraduates, Graduate, Professional & Ph.D. students from all schools, including: Engineering, Computer Science, Business, Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, Liberal Arts, Education and Agriculture (all majors welcome, and interdisciplinary teams were encouraged).
There were no restrictions on themes or subjects of the business plans - all types of innovations accepted.
Winning Prize*: $10,000
- Tennis Professionals
1st Runner Up: $2,500
2nd Runner Up: $1,000
- Combat to College
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*Winning plan was determined by, and is at the sole discretion of, the judges. Only one entry per person or team.
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