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CCEI Startup Challenge $40K Strategy Competition

Monday, April 21, 2014
5:30pm – 8:00pm

Storrs Campus
School of Business Board Room

The CCEI will host the Startup Strategy Competition as part of the two-event Startup Challenge Initiative. Building off the energy of the Pitch Competition, the Strategy Challenge is a written business strategy competition where the judges will review specific elements of the business idea. Interdisciplinary teams are encouraged, and provide the benefit if distinct yet complementary skillsets, knowledge, and perspectives. There are no restrictions on subject matter or theme – plans for any type of product, innovation, or service are acceptable.

Entries will be reviewed and judged by experienced professional entrepreneur mentors, and a maximum of 10 finalists will be selected to present their idea to the judging panel. The presentations will be held April 21st, and competitors will be allowed 10 minutes to present their ideas and five minutes of questions by the judges. The top winners of the Strategy Competition will receive monetary prizes.

This competition is open to all UConn students – all majors, levels, and campuses are welcome, and encouraged to participate. Please see the competition entry details below:

Written Entries Due: April 14th, 2014 (11:59PM) – view WEBSITE for REQUIRED INFORMATION

Finalists Presentations: April 21st, 2014 (start time 5:30pm)

Length: 5 pages maximum, plus 1 appendix page (optional) NOTE: Minimum font size no smaller than 11.

Prizes: Total prize money to be awarded is $40,000.

First Place: $20,000 Second Place: $10,000 Third Place: $5,000 Honorable Mention (2 prizes): $2,500 each

How to Enter: Official competition entries may be emailed to - please write COMPETITION ENTRY in the subject line.


Katie Huntington,

Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (primary), School of Business, School of Business Office of Undergraduate Advising, UConn Master Calendar

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