Arthur M. Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership

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Do you have a new business concept?
Do you dream of starting your own business?
This competition is for you!

Schedule

The 2015 competition dates will be announced soon.

Rules

Simply prepare a six-slide PowerPoint presentation of your new business concept and submit it to spiro@clemson.edu.

Applicants

The competition is divided into two sections:

  • Section 1 is open to all full-time undergraduate and graduate students from Clemson University
  • Section 2 is open to all residents of South Carolina or students attending a South Carolina school of higher education.

Applicants can be solo individuals or teams of up to four members.

Judges

A team of business leaders will select 5 finalists from each section to present their business concepts. Each finalist will have 5 minutes to present his or her concept and 5 minutes of question time.

Winner(s)

$20,000 in prizes!

  • Section 1 (Clemson University students) 1st place: $5,000
  • Section 2 (South Carolina residents) 1st place: $5,000
  • BrightStart™ Bundle of Services (valued at $5,000 per enterprise) for each winner including incorporation docs, business cards, legal, marketing and IT advice for start-up executives
  • Introduction to Angel Capital investors (UCAN) and SC Launch funding

Don’t wait to apply

No application forms.

Simply follow the PowerPoint guidelines and e-mail your six-slide PowerPoint to spiro@clemson.edu.

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