Wednesday, December 22, 2010
National Business Plan Competition at Morehouse College
I am so pleased to learn over the last few weeks that our young people and our universities are stepping up to become producers in the technology arena. First we learn of the two students at Spelman.
Then we learn of Veda Rogers in the Silicon Valley. It just keeps getting better. Recently, I heard from Guy Madison of Morehouse College’s Entrepreneurship Center with some very exciting news.
Morehouse College is hosting a National Business Plan competition. The competition is focused on students submitting smart phone application ideas and they want to make sure all students get engaged.
Guy is the Program Manager of the Morehouse College Entrepreneurship Center (MCEC). He told me that they would like to see students submit ideas so we can help them take part in the wealth creation of this newly developed industry. That is exactly what needs to happen! We need to get our students thinking and illustrating their creativity in the high tech industry. And one of our greatest institutions is leading the way.
He also told me that they were not many submissions from Texas or California. The competition is not just for business it is for all disciplines and they welcome all ideas. At the time I spoke to Mr. Madison he informed me that they do not have any submissions from California and I he was sure that there are students that would appreciate the opportunity to participate.
Also Morehouse will pick up the expenses to come to Atlanta if a student makes it to the finals of the competition. If you know of any students please share this information with them. Technical creation of the actual working application is not required. They are looking for innovative ideas for a smartphone application.
For details and to submit your business plans electronically you can visit the center’s website at http://www.mcecenter.com/ or by calling 404-962-9865. The center is also on Facebook at www.mcecenter.com/facebook
You can also reach Mr. Madison via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.