Student Business Plan Competition

First prize: $5,000 | Second prize: $3,000 | People’s Choice: $2,000
Apply by May 11, 2018

Eligibility Requirements
• Full or part-time undergraduate students attending an academic institution in SMIF’s 20-county region.
• Plans may be submitted by an individual or a team with at least one student member.
• Business plans may be for startup ideas or current businesses.
• One or two team members must be able to attend and present at the Entrepreneurial Bridge Event in Austin, MN on September 17 & 18, 2018. (Lodging will be provided)

Students who are selected as finalists in the Student Business Competition will pitch their ideas to judges, but also take part in the day-long, invite-only Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation Entrepreneurial Bridge.
Questions? 507.214.7021

Primary contact information

College attended in our 20 county area
Year in school

Business Plan Outline

Type your high level pitch in 20 words or less
Explain your Business Model
What is the Product or Service being offered?
Tell us your marketing strategy. Include your competitive advantage and marketing materials, if any
Please attach your marketing materials, if any
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Show us your financial information (if any) and your financial projection
Please attach your previous financials, if any
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Please attach projected financials
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Progress of business to date, if any
Describe your SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats)
List other members of your Business (include name, telephone, email, college, and year in school)
We will need a head shot of each person that will be attending September 17 and 18, 2018
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Note that we require 1-2 people from your business to be present in Austin, MN the afternoon of September 17 and all day September 18, 2018. Lodging will be provided.

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