The Richard Bernstein Achievement Award for Excellence

The Bernstein Award was established by Richard Bernstein, a local entrepreneur, to recognize students who put together well researched and potentially successful business proposals. It is designed to encourage young entrepreneurs to move forward with their visions and to provide the resources to assist them. Several award winners have gone on to operate successful businesses after receiving this award.

The winners from the Gull Cage will have to make a ten minute presentation of their business plan, with a ten minute question and answer with the judges and ten minute private coaching/feedback session.  The creator of the winning business plan receives $20,000. This will be determined by the judging committee based on their assessment of the quality of the business plans.

If you have questions or need further information regarding this event please contact:

Professor Bill Burke, Competition Director
Information & Decision Sciences Department
PH 134 & PH 329

Kathy Sterling, Entrepreneurship Competitions Assistant
PH 133