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NACCE2012 Student-Entrepreneur Business Showcase

Student Entrepreneur Business Showcase—CASH Prizes

Do you know a student with an innovative business idea or an existing small business? The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) is looking for students to demonstrate the benefits of a community college education and represent their college at NACCE2012 (, NACCE’s 10th Anniversary Conference.

We have two exciting opportunities for our students:

  • Student-Entrepreneur Business Showcase
  • 3 CASH PRIZES Totaling $1000

On Tuesday, October 8, 2012 at 9:45am, students will present their ideas to NACCE conference attendees, answer questions, and visualize their business on a poster or other display materials. Attendees will be given play money to "invest” in the business of their choice(s).

The 3 students who capture the most investment money will be recognized and presented with
$500-1st place
$300-2nd place
$200-3rd place

That’s a total of $1000 (real money!).
Awards will be given out during the luncheon on Tuesday between 12:30pm and 2:00pm.

Expectations are as follows:

  • Students prepare & practice an elevator pitch describing their business (30-60 seconds)
  • Use signage to visualize and demonstrate the business
  • Bring a laptop with a PowerPoint on their business, using photos and graphics
  • Bring samples, testimonials and other tangible ways of showing off their business idea

Students must complete a brief application form below and obtain faculty recommendation. Applications without faculty recommendations will not be considered.

Deadline to nominate a student is Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at noon.

Student demonstrations will take place on Tuesday, October 8th from 9:45am to 11:30am at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare, 9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Chicago area (Rosemont), Illinois.

For more information, contact Amy Bouvier at or 413 306-3131 x301.

Applications are now closed.

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