Eyes on the EnterPrize: Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Business Plan Competition

Cynthia CloskeyGeneral

Got a killer business idea? Need to put together your business plan? Enter the EnterPrize Business Plan Competition, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Technology Council and get all the tools you need, plus a chance at investment cash. From the website:

Who will be the next EnterPrize winner?
Someone with the next great technology business idea. Someone with a strong business plan. Someone who could use advice, business contacts — and cash!

Who will win this year’s EnterPrize Business Plan Competition? It could be you.

More than $130,000 in cash awards will be presented during the 2006 competition. The winner will receive a $50,000 investment and free consulting from Innovation Works. In addition, all competitors have access to:

  • Practical advice on finance, marketing, general business and more.
  • Guidance from expert judges, insightful coaches and seasoned experts
  • Networking opportunities with experienced entrepreneurs, possible start-up team members and potential investors
  • Instruction and feedback to craft a solid business plan, which enables easier access to capital for launch and growth of a new technology business
  • Educational workshops on a variety of key topics, including funding, marketing, planning and presenting
  • Participants will also receive a copy of Executive Intelligence: What All Great Leaders Have, the best-selling book by Justin Menkes, Ph.D.

The kickoff event is coming up: February 13. Find out more, including participant guidelines, at the official website.