Is a 5-minute Business Pitch Worth $15,000 in Seed Money?

Come support young Colby entrepreneurs as they embark on their entrepreneurial dreams!

When: Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Where: Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building, Colby College

Showcase of businesses begins at 8:00 PM

Download program details at Spring 2012 Competition-Final

Colby students enrolled in the Entrepreneurial Alliance who complete all required workshops, information sessions, and collaborative programming are eligible to participate in the Spring 2012 Business Competition. Either individually or as a group, students will present a 5-minute pitch for $15,000.

There are currently five (5) student presentations competing with proposed businesses—corporate in nature—in Maine and beyond. The ideas include a web-based “matchmaking” service for renters, property inventories, and realtors; a customizable GPS wristband for children; a virtual marketplace for college students to buy and sell goods including textbooks; an alternative to the conventional bar scene focused on healthy lifestyles for young professionals, and an organization dedicated to raising awareness of local establishments to college students in the Greater Waterville area.

The criterion within the Spring 2012 Business Competition will focus on integrating both critical and creative approaches to entrepreneurship. The winner(s) of the Spring 2012 Business Competition will be the entrepreneur(s) who have demonstrated, through real world accomplishments that their project/idea is the most “fund ready” business in the alliance for this year.

Who will be the next My Fresh Maine?


The Colby Entrepreneurial Alliance