Feb. 24 deadline approaches to enter MTSU Business...

Feb. 24 deadline approaches to enter MTSU Business Plan Competition

MTSU students, alumni and others still have a few more days to enter this year’s Business Plan Competition.

Offered through the Wright Travel Chair in Entrepreneurship in MTSU’s Jennings A. Jones College of Business, the competition provides an opportunity to get a great business idea off the ground, providing seed money to the top two winners.

Dr. Bill McDowell

Dr. Bill McDowell

The deadline to enter the contest is 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24. Students and alumni can get more information by visiting

Any enrolled MTSU students or MTSU alumni can participate. A team can consist of one or more contestants and can include nonstudents, but there must be at least one MTSU student or alumnus on each team.

That person will be responsible for making key presentations during the course of the competition and should be included in top management for the proposed business.

MTSU professor Bill McDowell, holder of the Pam Wright Chair of Entrepreneurship reminds entrants that the MTSU student or alumnus “must be extremely involved in the plan.”

The first place prize is $7,500, and the runner-up will receive $5,000. The multistage competition also includes training on writing business plans and mentoring. The winners will be selected in spring 2015.

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Click on the logo to register for the competition.

Click on the logo to register for the competition.

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