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Invest In My Idea "A Poster Competition"


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Hosted by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is the “Invest in my Idea” Poster Competition in which students will have the opportunity to present their business ideas in a poster style format. Select members of the Salisbury Community and faculty will have the opportunity to invest in your idea. Awards and prizes will be given to those ideas that receive the greatest investments. There will be 15 winners that move on to the GullCage from this event.

Participants in the ”Invest in My Idea” Poster Competition need to create a poster that is self-explanatory. The participating team member will have one to two minutes to explain their idea to the “Invest in My Idea” judging team.

Due: The poster is not due until the day of the competition.

Poster Help:

  • Poster Pitch Power Point
  • The Poster should contain:
    The poster board size at the bookstore is 36"H x 48" W
    Center Panel 24" with 2 sides of 12"

Poster Image

Poster size

Student provides the poster board - can be purchased at SU bookstore.

The Poster should contain

  • The name of your company
  • The product or service (What problem does it solve for consumers)
  • Target customer needs
  • The market and industry
  • How will you promote the product or service
  • How the product or service will make money (Break even - sales)
  • Your leadership team
  • Your competition and competitive advantage
  • A sample template Business Poster Template

Make it visually appealing and easy to understand. More pictures, less words.

You will be judged on your plan concept, clarity, comprehensiveness, feasibility and potential value of opportunity.

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

Mr. John Hickman
Small Business Development Center
EC 201 & PH 131

Dr. Leonard Arvi
Economics & Finance Department
PH 208

Helpful Links:

Poster Printing - Free to students participating in the competition

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