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Global Entrepreneurship Week begins with
competition, keynote speaker
Oct. 10, 2008 --
Student competition to
write a business plan is a new addition to activities during Arkansas
State University’s College of Business Global Entrepreneurship Week
which runs Monday-Wednesday, Nov. 17-19.
The competition is open to all ASU students, undergraduate and graduate,
enrolled at ASU, including non-business majors. Students are allowed to
work in teams with up to five people and must provide a five-page
business plan. Prizes of $500, $250, and $125 will be awarded to the top
three plans for undergraduate and graduate students.
Five copies of the business plans accompanied by an entry form must be
submitted to the College of Business dean’s office in Room 103 by 5
p.m., Oct. 17. Judging of all undergraduate and graduate written plans
is from Oct. 20-31. Entrepreneurs and members of the business community
in the area will be serving as judges for the competition.
Finalists for both undergraduate and graduate plans will be notified by
e-mail by 4 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4, and oral presentations by the
finalists are scheduled, on Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m.-noon. Winners
from both groups will be announced Wednesday, Nov. 19.
Guidelines and forms for the business plan competition and information
about the Global Entrepreneurship Week can be found at
Entrepreneurship Week includes different activities that students
organize to spread the message that entrepreneurship is not just about
creating new businesses, but also generates important consequences such
as job creation, innovation, new products and services, and economic
growth and development. The keynote speaker for the event will be soap
opera star Catherine
Hickland, founder of Catcosmetics.