|FRANKLIN P. PERDUE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS|
|CONNECTING YOU TO THE FRANKLIN P. PERDUE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS||DECEMBER 2012|
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Race for Innovation
On November 8, over 30 competitive students and professionals participated in the Perdue School of Businessâ€™ inaugural Race to Innovation entrepreneurial event. The event was hosted with help from Women in Leadership, CEO Club, Sales Club and Phi Beta Lambda.
Participants work as a team during the ideation hour.
After registration, participants moved around the room and discussed over 10 different business ideas that were submitted prior to the event. Teams of three-to-five people formed around the seven most popular business concepts. Each team separated into different study rooms and spent the next hour doing â€œideation.â€ The diverse backgrounds of the students and professionals added new and innovative ideas to the original basic business concepts. Then, the teams each put together a short presentation and pitched the new business concepts to a panel of judges.
The panel of judges included Nancy Dix, owner of Viva Espresso; Walter Moore, president and CEO of APPI Energy; and Marty Neat, president of First Shore Federal. The panel judged on criteria important to the success of a new business, such as the ability to make money, innovation and ease of implementation. Monetary prizes were awarded to the Veggi-O, FedXmas and landlord-tenant relationship Web site business concepts.
The CEO Club will hold the event again next year in the fall 2013 semester. For more information on the event, contact this yearâ€™s coordinator, Danielle Hart, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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