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Event Details $100K Business Competition Kickoff

March 11 @ 9:00 AM - 1:15 PM - MRGN, Room 121

The Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship would like to invite you to participate in a visit by on March 11, 2014. The purpose of this visit is to launch the 2014 $100K business competition, which is an annual competition where ten finalist teams will each win a $100K convertible grant. Fifty (50) semifinalist teams will also be will be accepted into University, a 12-month company building program. I welcome you to visit their webpage at

The featured speaker at this event is CEO and serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur Michael Baum who will deliver an inspiring and informative talk entitled, Building a Billion Dollar Company Takes More than Just a Big Idea. Michael’s entrepreneurial journey has spanned 25 years, six start-ups, five acquisitions and the IPO of Splunk (SPLK). His projects have created more than 3,000 jobs, over 150 millionaires and more than $8B in shareholder value.

Following Michael's talk there will be a fun sixty-second pitch-off to describe your business proposition. Three winners will be selected in the morning and will be invited to lunch with Michael to get more in-depth input and feedback on your idea.

To attend or participate, you must register at

March 11, 2014 Agenda:

9am ~ 9:45am:   Michael Baum’s presentation (MRGN, room 121)

9:45 ~ 10am:       Break

10am ~ 10:45:    Student presentations

10:45 ~ 11am:    Break

11am ~ 11:45:    Student presentations

12noon ~ 1:15pm:  Three winners have lunch with Michael Baum


Any questions pertaining to the competition can be found at or you can contact Patricia Tantow

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