A University of Miami student and other entrepreneurs from colleges and universities throughout the nation’s East Coast will meet in Miami on October 23 to vie for a chance at $150,000 in combined prize money and services as part of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards.
The event will be hosted by Entrepreneurs’ Organization – South Florida (EO-SOFLO), one of the world’s largest EO chapters with about 150 members from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. The competition will take place at the Dadeland Marriott.
This year’s competitors include:
· * Khalid Al-Dhubaib, Case Western Reserve University, Triple Analytics
· * Bako Ambianda, The University of Texas At Austin, El Nero Business Hub
· * Tatiana Arslanouk, Florida Institute of Technology, Tarnish-Me-Not
· * John Gattuso, Georgia Tech, FIXD Automotive Inc.
· * Justin Grayman, University of Tennessee, Uptrader
· * Connor Masterson, University of Miami, Jobly
· * Channing Moreland, Belmont University, whatshubbin.com
· * Ben McIntyre, Belmont University, Internpreneur
· * Ian Worrall, University of South Carolina, Sembro Development
The students will present their business plans to a panel of EO-SOFLO judges, with three contestants advancing to the national finals next month in Chicago, with a chance at the global finals in Washington, D.C. in April.
Contestants will receive mentoring from EO-SOFLO business owners who also will judge the competition. These include EO-SOFLO president Barry Kates of Innovative Marketing and Innovative Events; Victor Arocho of Potential Sales Group; Jason Bowen of Consumer Information Bureau; Arnie Girnun of New Horizons Computer Learning Center; Marcell Haywood of Dirt Pros; Val Major of Targetwide; Robert Newman of National Planning Corporation; and F.W. Pearce of South Florida Weight Loss Inc. “It’s an honor for South Florida to host this event, which will feature some amazing ideas from these young business minds,” said Mark Sanna, past president of EO-SOFLO.
South Florida EO chapter members run companies that account for more than 25,000 jobs and $1 billion in annual revenues in the tri-county area. For more information on the event or EO-SOFLO, visit eonetwork.org.