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Entrepreneur Conference Set
By Kari Johnson
UW-RF New Bureau
APRIL 22, 2005--The first annual Young Entrepreneurs Conference will be
April 29- 30 at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Hagestad Student
Established by a grant from the Excel Energy Foundation, the conference
gives industrious students and budding entrepreneurs the opportunity to
take part in a business plan competition.
Students from all majors and disciplines throughout the UW System were
invited to register in March for the two-day competition. Competing students
submitted an executive summary and final business plan in April. On April
29-30, teams will present their posters and business plans to the judges
and community members.
The conference begins April 29 at 4 p.m. with the poster presentation.
At 6 p.m. President and CEO of Magenic Technologies Greg Frankenfield
On Saturday, the conference begins at 8 a.m. with the presentation of
each teams' business plan at 8:30. During lunch from 11:45 to 1 p.m.,
a panel will discuss "Narrowing the Niche: Getting Focused."
Following lunch are two breakout sessions on the topics of "Finding
Resources" and "Financing Alternatives." The closing ceremony
and award presentation will begin at 2:30 p.m.
Awards will be given out for the best poster, best written business plan,
best business plan presentation and best overall business plan. The best
overall business plan winner will receive the traveling Lydecker Award,
sponsored by the St. Croix and Pierce County Economic Development Corporations.
The purpose of the conference is to bring together UW students, faculty,
entrepreneurs and business people. The conference gives students the opportunity
to find out what goes into a successfully business plan, to share ideas
with leading business executives and entrepreneurs, to network with business-minded
individuals from all over Wisconsin and to represent their UW institution.
For more information, contact assistant Professor Jude Rathburn at 715/425-3335.
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