UNCG Campus Weekly

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Student business idea contest offers $1,000 top prize

Some enterprising college student in Greensboro is going to earn $1,000 in two minutes. This fall, the UNCG’s North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center (NCEC) is holding its fourth annual “2 Minutes to Win It” business idea contest, open to full-time students at UNCG, NC A&T, Greensboro College, Guilford College, Bennett College, Elon University, Guilford Tech and High Point University.

Prizes include $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place, $250 for third place, and $250 for best presentation. The first-place winner also gets a guaranteed spot in the Greensboro Partnership’s Triad Startup Lab, co-working space at the new Greensboro Partnership Co//ab, consultations with an attorney and business adviser, and more.

Students can enter multiple times, but all ideas must be submitted online at http://ncec.uncg.edu by Oct. 18.

The “2 Minutes to Win It” contest culminates during Global Entrepreneurship Week, a worldwide, yearly celebration encouraging community members to explore their potential as self-starters and innovators.