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Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge

January 30, 2017 @ 8:00 am - March 20, 2017 @ 11:55 pm

Enter the 2017 Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge presented by FIU’s Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center and FIU College of Business

Entry Dates: January 30th through March 20th, 2017


Entering the challenge can give you valuable media coverage in The Miami Herald as well as exposure to possible investors in your business.


The FIU Track is open to all current FIU Students & Alumni.

Submit your entry:

  • Executive Summary maximum of 3 pages, minimum 10pt font.
  • Must include 1 Additional Page for Financial Analysis / Projections.
  • Recommended to include Risk Factors Associated & Exit Strategy.
  • Have a 5 minute PowerPoint Presentation of your business plan ready should you be selected as a Semi-Finalist.

Submit your Business Plan via email to fiuchallenge@miamiherald.com along with your FIU Student ID Number.


Important Challenge Dates

Monday, January 30th

Official Call for Entries and cover story in The Miami Herald Business Monday.


Monday, March 20th
All entries must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm – NO EXCEPTIONS!


Monday, April 3rd
FIU Track Live Pitch Presentation.


Monday, May 8th
The Miami Herald Business Monday cover story will announce judges’ winners and People’s Pick with profiles of winners.



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