Are you a creative student entrepreneur between the ages of 10 and 22? I know there are a lot of you out there -- I have seen your entires in the Business Plan Challenge! Here’s another chance to compete for fun, prizes and most important, mentorship.
The BizNovator Challenge is an inaugural local contest put on by the Casimiro Global Foundation, whose mission is to empower youth to become entrepreneurs, social innovators and leaders who create change in their communities and around the world. The foundation also puts on BizNovator Camps during the summer and mentors and supports micro-entrepreneurs locally and around the world. This contest is open to youth and young adults in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. “The foundation is challenging South Florida youth to use their passion for entrepreneurship, innovation, social responsibility and technology to address issues in our community,” said Juan Casimiro, who heads the foundation.
For this challenge, a contestant can submit a business plan (there is a template provided) to solve a problem in any number of areas – poverty, health, education, energy conservation, etc. There will be a semifinalist round and ultimatley a winner selected from each category: Elementary school, middle school, high school, college and community. Winners will receive cash prizes, mentoring, scholarships to the BizNovator Camps, subscriptions to GetAbstract and more for their project.
Here are the details:
The deadline for entering is Sept. 23.
All the entry information is here: http://www.casimiroglobalfoundation.org/images/stories/BIZ-PLAN-COMP-CHALLENGE-IX.pdf
This is a link to the SemiFinals event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/biznovator-challenge-semi-finals-pitches-tickets-12899884903
More info on Facebook Link BizNovator Challenge: https://www.facebook.com/biznovatorchallenge
On Sept 25 at FIU will be a semifinalists round in which up to 12 finalists will present their ideas. The winners in each category will be honored on October 23.
Good luck! And I hope to also see you all competing in the 2015 Business Plan Challenge too!
Posted Sept. 16, 2014