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Business Idea Challenge 2016

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DEADLINE: MARCH 14, 2016


Are you an entrepreneur with the next great business idea? Are you driven, ambitious, and business savvy? Do you have what it takes to see your vision come to life?

The Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce and Industry is looking for up-and-coming entrepreneurs from local colleges to battle for the bebst business idea plan. From inception to implementation, you are the company CEO. Everything from market research, to product development, to costs and logistics lies in your hands.  Your business idea will be evaluated by a panel of professionals who will select the most original ideas for the top prizes. Innovative ideas are welcome from students of Albright College, Alvernia University, Kutztown University, Penn State Berks and Reading Area Community College.

Think you have what it takes?


Congratulations to the 2015 Business Idea Challenge winners!

First Place: Onuku Industries, LLC (Penn State Berks)

Second Place: HygieneHero (Alvernia University)

Third Place: The Lion's Den (Albright College)

Follow the link to an article about this years challenge from Commerce Quarterly.


HOW TO ENTER:

1. READ THE GUIDELINES

Get familiar with contest rules and specific dates to be informed and plan for your submittal.

2DOWNLOAD THE TEMPLATES.

Click on the links provided to download the three essential documents for submittal.

3. CREATE YOUR PROPOSAL.  

Use all three provided templates as a guideline to map out your strategic business plan. You may want to include additional documents for clarification, such as research, graphs, charts, maps, etc.  

4. SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY. 

Finalized proposals must be sent to glandis@greaterreadingchamber.org by 11:59 p.m. on March 14, 2016.  


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