Sponsored by John Pappajohn and Equity Dynamics, Inc., the Pappajohn New Venture Student Business Plan Competition is intended for college and university students in Iowa who have an interest in starting their own business. This competition runs annually in the spring. Plans are judged based on content and viability of the plan. The competition consists of two parts: Round 1, regional; and Round 2, statewide. In Round 1, the competition awards up to three $500 grants in each region. The successful regional finalists head to the statewide competition for Round 2, where the top three business plans receive $5,000 each.
The deadline to file for the 2014 Pappajohn New Venture Student Business Plan Competition has passed. Thank you to everyone who has filed their Intent to Compete; applications and business plans are due by March 28, 2014 and judging will take place on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Drake University. Participants can fill out a 2014 Pappajohn Student Business Plan Competition Word application or 2014 Pappajohn Student Business Plan Competition PDF application and submit their plans by email or hard copy.
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