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Perdue Entrepreneurship Competition

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Have an idea to create a new business or transform an existing one? Want to win a share of up to $50,000 in cash prizes?

Salisbury University students across all majors are invited to participate in the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business' 2014 Entrepreneurship Competitions on Friday, April 11.

"A poster, a pitch and a plan are all that is needed," said SU professor William Burke, competition director. "Last year, students earned $27,300 in prizes and currently the Bernstein Achievement Award for Excellence winners are successfully expanding their Quikshakes business."

The competitions start with an Invest in My Idea poster session that allows all participants to pitch and visually share their business ideas for awards and prizes.

Selected winners move on to the Gull Cage. This "shark tank" type competition allows one minute for their pitch and four minutes for questions about the ventures to the judges. Prizes include $4,000 for first place; $3,000 for second; $2,000 for third; and $1,000 for fourth. The top four finalists move on to the annual Bernstein Award competition. Competing for a grand prize of $10,000, they present for 10 minutes and answer the judge's questions about their full business plans.

For more information, visit www.salisbury.edu/perdue/EntrepreneurshipCompetitions, or contact Burke at 410-677-5386 or wpburke@salisbury.edu.

Sponsorships are available for the "Invest in my Idea" Poster Competition are:

Platinum Sponsorship: A $5,000 investment to sponsor and award a business sector prize (i.e. business specific - like best tech or food division, can also be split if you choose). This will give you the opportunity to be a judge in poster competition (optional), your company name and logo will be included on our promotional material, and your sponsorship will be acknowledged at the awards ceremony.

Gold Sponsorship: A $1,000 investment will give you the opportunity to be a judge in poster competition (optional), your company name and logo will be included on our promotional material, and your sponsorship will be acknowledged at the awards ceremony.

Silver Sponsorship: A $500 investment: your company name and logo will be included on our promotional material and your sponsorship will be acknowledged at the awards ceremony.

Bronze Sponsorship: A $250 investment: your company name and logo will be included on our promotional material.

Sponsorships can be made via the left-hand menu at www.salisbury.edu/perdue/entrepreneurshipcompetitions.

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