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Business Creation Competition 

Friday, April 25, 2014 – 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM – ADM-SCO 207 (tentative)
Part of Celebrations of Scholarship

Win up to $3,000 for your business idea!

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The 2014 Business Creation Competition showcases student ideas and concepts for a business. Students compete individually or as a team for cash prizes and seed funding based on the quality, creativity, and innovation of their business.

Students prepare a business model and presentation for a panel of 4 judges made up of outside business professionals. Each judge will have $750 they can choose to invest in any way they see fit. This means they could invest all $750 in one business, divide it amongst several businesses, or choose not to invest their money at all. Judges will be considering the following in their selection process:

-          Creativity/Innovation of business idea/concept/model

-          Validation of why business the business idea will work

Results of the competition will be announced later the day of the competition (April 25, 2014).

We can help you get ready! Contact Andy Heise (aheise@millikin.edu) tp set up an appointment.

The three finalists of the Fall 2013 Freshmen Business Plan teams (MG100) will compete for scholarships to travel abroad on a Tabor international immersion.

Contact Andy Heise (aheise@millikin.edu) if you have any questions.

Past winners include:

Levi Cushing, Blake Walters, Aaron Davis, Connor Kerrigan, Kort Branscome – Dux Labs - $1,650
Dux Labs is a start-up tech development firm that strives to be the leaders in providing useful, innovative and fun applications available to the masses.

Malcolm Branch – Branch Out Association - $500
Branch-Out Athletics (BOA) is for those individuals who want to both prepare themselves for a self-sufficient lifestyle as well as enhance their athletic skill to a greater level under expert instructional training.

Urbane Dunlap – Role Model Entertainment - $500
Role Model Entertainment is a company that focuses on the development of  independent  musical talent, creation of product, and the marketing  of  clients’  finished  products  including  digital  distribution  of  music.

Jonathan Tyler Hicks-Oliver – Jon T. Clothing - $150
Jon T. clothing will allow customers to see the vision and a dream of the designer. Jon T. clothing will give customers a high quality product, that’s fashionable, trending, fair in price and accessible while upholding Jon T. clothing’s slogan of “every aspect of life, wear what you envision.”

Peter Khiev – Peter Party - $100
Pete Party is an online shop where you order all the food & beverage you need to have for a party and later pick up your order at our warehouse. Located in Saint André Les Vergers, France.

Alex Kidd – AK Engineering - $100
AK Engineering is an audio engineering company that offers live audio reinforcement as well as studio recording assistance based out of Decatur, Illinois.

Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL