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Rider Collegiate Business Concept Competition

Sweigart Hall, College of Business Administration building

Rider University's College of Business Administration's
Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
presents:

Rider Collegiate Business Concept Competition

Rider University's College of Business Administration's
Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
presents:

Rider Collegiate Business Concept Competition

2019 Winners for the Rider Business Concept Competition

  • 1st Place: Harish Appiakannan
  • 2nd Place: Ethan Dowie
  • 3rd Place: Natalia Falana Oropeza

The Rider Collegiate Business Concept Competition 2020

Prizes for Competition:
1st Place: $1000
2nd Place: $500
3rd Place: $250

Entry Deadline
March 2, 2020 at 11:59pm

Live Finale
March 27, 2020 at 6:00pm
Finalists will be announced on March 12th

WHAT is the Rider Collegiate Business Concept Competition?
The Rider Collegiate Business Concept Competition is designed to recognize and promote exceptional effort, skill, and creativity among Rider University undergraduate students.

WHO is eligible?
All Rider University undergraduate students, individually or as a team.*
*Note – Teams cannot exceed 4 students
*Note – Students may not have more than two submissions either as a team or a group.

HOW do students apply?
Complete the on-line application.

HOW are winners selected?
A set of judges review all entries.  The top five entries will be invited to present their business concept at Rider University before a panel of judges at a live finale.  Scores will then be totaled to determine final placement.

WHEN are the awards conferred?
Final placement and awards will be announced at the banquet following the live finale.

For More Information:
Come to our information Session on February 18th from 11:30-1:00 in SWG 109 and at 6:00 pm in SWG 208 or contact Lisa Teach at [email protected] or at 908-642-6110

Thanks to our sponsor:
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Team Member 1
Team Member 2
Team Member 3
Team Member 4
Business Concept

The 400 (maximum) word business description should clearly identify the product or service, who or what is the typical customer for this product or service, why the customer will want this product or service, and describe how the product or service will be provided to the customer.

Finalists will have the option to provide more detail on their business concept prior to the live finale.

The following factors are essential in any successful Business Concept:

  • The product and/or service is clearly identified [so that readers / judges can easily visualize the product or service]
  • The market being addressed (the customers) is clearly identified, and is of sufficiently large enough quantity to support the business concept
  • The reason that the market wants/needs this product/service is clearly identified and addresses a real want/need of the potential customers
  • The method and/or location of delivering the product/service appears reasonable for the concept and is clearly identified (e.g. retail outlet in downtown Princeton NJ, or Internet-based e-commerce site, or selling products via established retail chain such as Gap or Justice)
  • The source(s) of revenue are clearly identified

Additional factors that will help your business concept with regard to the competition:

  • The name identified for the business or product/service makes sense in regard to the overall business concept [will the name attract potential customers to the product/service]
  • The idea/opportunity is creative and/or original*
  • The market opportunity and potential returns are large enough to support the business and appear to be reasonable/believable
  • Your passion and reason for wanting this business concept to succeed is clear
  • Your written material is presented in a clear, concise, and logical order with proper spelling and grammar.

* The business concepts proposed should be new or innovative in some way as we desire to encourage out-of-the-box thinking. However, the concepts should also be reasonably feasible and technically possible. Therefore, please don’t submit flying carpets, magic pills, automobile engine that runs on nothing, unless you also submit evidence of the concepts’ feasibility.

Good Luck!

Below, enter your business concept information along with up to three files (diagrams, spreadsheets, or other supporting information).

Note: This description must not exceed 400 words.
Please upload any supporting documents below. Include your name and contact information on all supplemental information. Supporting documents that are not graphics or research intended to help us understand the concept will be disregarded.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg pdf doc docx.
Please upload any supporting documents below. Include your name and contact information on all supplemental information. Supporting documents that are not graphics or research intended to help us understand the concept will be disregarded.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg pdf doc docx.
Please upload any supporting documents below. Include your name and contact information on all supplemental information. Supporting documents that are not graphics or research intended to help us understand the concept will be disregarded.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg pdf doc docx.