Business Plan Competition - Overview
In the Spring Semester of each academic year, the Hodge Institute for Entrepreneurship sponsors its Annual Collegiate Business Plan Competition. The main objective of this competition is to stimulate and nourish the spirit of entrepreneurship among NSU students regardless of their academic discipline. Thus, specific objectives include:
1. To encourage entrepreneurial driven students, both graduates and undergraduates, as well as alumni, to engage in the process of developing and growing their ideas and technologies into innovative and successful ventures.
2. To provide students and alumni, through workshops and interaction with faculty, successful entrepreneurs and others, opportunities to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to become successful owners/managers of start-up businesses.
3. To provide students and alumni opportunities to gain access to a network of well-established entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, bankers, accountants, and lawyers who might play a significant role in their success.
4. To build competence and confidence, through valuable guidance and feedback from advising faculty and judges as they compete for top honors.