Saturday, March 15, 2008

If You Run a Business in College; Did You Enter This Contest?, one of my favorite sources for information on entrepreneurship or successfully starting a business, ran a competition to identify America's top 20 college-based businesses of 2008.

The founders at StartupNation wanted to know about and acknowledge entrepreneurs on college campuses who balance classes, commerce and customers.

There is no shortage of well known, successful entrepreneurs who started and built businesses while in college. "Think Michael Dell, Bill Gates and more recent high-fliers like Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Brian Taylor of Kernel Seasons," say the writers at StartupNation.

-Extensive national promotion via all kinds of media
-Dorm-Based 20 Winner's Emblem to showcase on marketing collateral including website or email

To be considered:
-Businesses must have developed a business website and completed an online form.
-Business owners did NOT need to live in a dorm.

Winners will be judged on:
-Innovativeness of business concept
-Potential for growth
-Cutting-edge business practices
-Potential for overall impact
-Financial performance

Winners will be announced on in the national media on April 10, 2008.

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