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ernst & young LLP

Bill Holsinger Robinson

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2010 GVSU Business Plan Competition Finalists

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Regional Business Plan Competition
Providing Capital to the Best Student Ventures

Thank you to our sponsors! The 4th Annual Regional Business Plan Competition (RBPC) is a tournament of champions amongst the winners of local collegiate business plan competitions. Contestants represent respective schools including Aquinas, Calvin, Cornerstone, Davenport, Grand Valley, and Hope: member schools of the West Michigan Colleges and Universities Group. Bill Holsinger-Robinson, Principal at B H R Consulting and former President of Pomogranate Studios -- the organization reponsible for launching ArtPrize -- will give the keynote address on April 10. Bill's involvement in the West Michigan entrepreneurial community has most recently been defined by his invlovement with HUB Grand Rapids, an entrepreneurial resource epicenter in downtown Grand Rapids.

Join Us Next Year! Spring 2014
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View the 2013 Panel of Judges View the 2013 Student Finalists

For the Competitors Deadlines: 12 p.m. March 27th, 2013
Finalists to Submit Written Business Plans 12 p.m. April 9th, 2013
Judges Review and Feedback Sheets Due 12 p.m. April 9th, 2013
Final PowerPoint Business Plan Presentations Due 6 p.m. April 10th, 2013
Oral Presentation of Business Plan & Awards Ceremony
Documents: 2013 Guidelines Packet Written Business Plan Guidelines Business Plan Evaluation Form
**Stop by the Center for Entrepreneurhsip
and Innovation at Grand Valley State University for assistance or infomation. The mission of this program is to encourage undergraduate entrepreneurs to develop and grow a startup company. Each school provides a unique forum where students learn the skills necessary to launch a profitable venture in todays demanding environment. Undergraduate students will submit a written business plan and present a 10-minute pitch about their innovative venture. Winners can earn seed capital and in-kind gifts designed to bring the startup company's product or service to market.
View the photo blog here. Read the Grand Rapids Press article here. Read the MLive article here. Read the MITechNews press release here.

Previous Winners
2013 RBPC Winners $3,000-John DeAngelis
Waste Coatings LLC, Aquinas College $1,500-Ulandra Reynolds
All Things Weaved, Grand Valley $1,000-Marissa DeBoer
Drawn Back to Life, Calvin College $250-People's Choice
Jonathan Bobnar, Hart-Line Innovations, Cornerstone University 2012 RBPC Winners $3,000-Miles Smith
BAHRS, Grand Valley $1,500-Scott Brandonsio
CS Productions, Hope College $1,000-Jonathan Borak & Josiah Gamroth
Innovative Solar Technologies, Calvin College $250-People's Choice
Miles Smith, BAHRS, Grand Valley 2011 RBPC Winners $3,000-Kelly LeCoy
Uptown Kitchen, Calvin College $1,500-Luke Richard
G.R. Greens, Grand Valley $1,000-Tom Olson & Chris Skurka
Bio Clay, Aquinas College 2010 RBPC Winners $3,000-Jessica Hajost, GRCC $1,500-Calvin Beeke & Gar Allison,
Davenport University $1,000-Brett Little, Nick Piedmonte, Pete Reno & Heather Bryant, Aquinas College