Center for Entrepreneurship’s Business Concept Contest

Date: 10-21-2011

Joe Wills
Public Affairs
Michael Suplita
Center for Economic Development

The Center for Entrepreneurship and the College of Business at California State University, Chico, in cooperation with the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management, the Center for Economic Development (CED), and the Collegiate Entrepreneurial Association (CEA) are proud to sponsor the fall 2011 Business Concept Contest.

The competition is open to all currently enrolled CSU, Chico students, and participants have the opportunity to win up to $300 to help turn their ideas into businesses. The top two winners also qualify for free assistance from the Center for Economic Development’s Business and Industry Assistance Program and will receive intense one-on-one market research and start-up assistance throughout the year.

All entrants must make a PowerPoint using the template provided by the CEA ( to enter. Completed PowerPoints will be submitted to Peter Straus, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship via e-mail at no later than 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011. Up to 15 highly ranked contestants will be asked to present their business concept on Nov. 16 at 7:00 p.m. in BMU 210 to a panel of judges. Presentations by the finalists and the presentations of awards will be open to the public, and the Center for Entrepreneurship encourages community-wide support the night of the event.

For more information or to enter please visit the CEA’s website at or contact Peter Straus.