HPU Center For Entrepreneurship And Innovation Announces First Annual Business Plan Competition


HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 2, 2011 – The High Point University Phillips School of Business and Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation will hold its first Business Plan Competition, with the intention of making this an annual event.

Finalists will be announced on Feb. 25, and winners will be selected on April 13. The winners will split a $15,000 prize.

Students are challenged to submit a written business plan, followed by oral presentations to judges familiar with early-stage and start-up businesses. Judges will include current faculty and local investors and entrepreneurs. Each plan will be evaluated on multiple criteria, including feasibility of success, idea innovation and soundness of the business model.

Additional information about the competition can be found at:

For more information about the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, contact Lou Anne Flanders-Stec at or 336-841-9422.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at 

Chris Dudley

Vice President and Chief of Staff


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