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Students, Take the Next Step: Cash in on Your Business Plan

The inaugural Quad College and University Business Plan Challenge − the first in what is expected to be an annual competition − is open to full- or part-time students at Pennsylvania College of Technology, Lycoming College, Mansfield University and Lock Haven University.

This is an excellent opportunity for students to sharpen business skills, refine business concepts, get feedback from business experts, build resumes and possibly win cash prizes.

During the competition,students will have the opportunity to learn how to taketheir ideas from concept to reality, experience real-world business-development conditions, and honetheir presentation skills. In addition, iftheir idea qualifiesthem as a finalist,they will get advisory support to developtheir plan.

The first-place winner will receive $10,000 plus the possibility to receive seed money from the Ben Franklin Technology PArtners, assistance from the Williamsport/Lycoming Keystone Innovation Zone, and a panel of area business leaders to assist withthe venture.

Two manufacturing and technology prizes of $7,500 and $5,000, sponsored by the Williamsport/Lycoming KIZ, also will be awarded.

For more information or to obtain a registration form, visitthe Workforce Development & Continuing EducationWeb site or contact WDCEat (570) 327-4775 or by e-mail.

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