Barrels of Time (Colby Community College)
The Center for Entrepreneurship and the W. Frank Barton School of Business are hosting the fourth annual Kansas Community College Business Plan Challenge.
The Kansas Community College Business Plan Challenge is for all current students enrolled in a minimum of three credit hours; community college students are invited to compete for cash awards of $1,500, $750 and $500. The faculty sponsor of the winning team will receive $100.
Only one business plan may be submitted by an individual or a team, consisting of up to five students. Faculty sponsorship is required and will be verified. The winning plan will be eligible to participate in the Trade Show of the Shocker Business Plan Competition. Each college is eligible to select and enter a maximum of two business plans from its school.
The plan should include complete documentation for a new business idea. The idea must be an original business concept or an extension of a current business activity. It can be a product, service, or social venture. A plan's authors will retain all rights to the plan prior to and following the competition. Generally, a business plan should not exceed 20 pages.
Each individual or team will present an overview of its business plan at the Kansas Community College Business Plan Challenge. Presentations will be held on Wednesday, April 4, 2012. Presentations are to be no longer than fifteen minutes long in addition to five minutes of Q&A from the judges. All audio/visual aides will be provided.
The author(s) of the winning business plan will receive $1,500; second place - $750; and third place - $500. The faculty advisor of the winning plan will receive $100, and the winning individual's or team's college will be awarded a certificate. Additionally, the winning student or team will automatically be eligible to compete in the 2012 Shocker Business Plan Competition which has a first place cash award of $10,000.
The winning business plan will be recognized at the Center for Entrepreneurship Banquet on April 27, 2012*.
* All dates are tentative and subject to change.
For more information about the Challenge contact
Jamie Binns | P 316.978.5161 | email@example.com