BDI Build Your Dream Competition

BDI Build Your Dream Competition

GET STARTED NOW BY COMPLETING THE TEAM REGISTRATION FORM HERE. EACH TEAM MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF 3 PARTICIPANTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY ATTENDING NJCU.

The New Jersey City University (NJCU) Build Your Dream™ Competition has been designed to promote entrepreneurship and the development of start-up and early-stage companies at NJCU. The competition will encourage the submission of original business concepts that will lead to the development of new growth businesses. The competition will offer a wide range of networking and team-building events. The purpose of this competition includes;

  • To educate students in the process of creating and evaluating new business ventures;
  • To inspire students to consider entrepreneurship as a career choice and a potential launch pad for those who wish to actually start a business venture.

Before beginning the application process by completing the Team Registration form, please be sure to read through the Rules & Eligibility Requirements (.pdf) of the competition.

COMPETITION TIMELINE

  • Financial & Business Plan Workshops
  • Submit Business Plan Intent to Compete Form
  • Student Teams Receive Feedback
  • Business Idea Pitch Workshop
  • Business Plan Competition Presentations / Judging

Resources

A variety of resources are available to all participants in the competition to help complete each stage of the competition. Workshops and feedback will be offered prior to the Business Plan Competition Presentations and Judging. Faculty and staff will be on hand to provide guidance and structure for your written business plans (see list below). Additional online resources, Competition Forms and sample plans are also available.

Contact

Gail Marquis MBA - Business Development Incubator (BDI)
Jane McClellan – NJCU Office of Alumni Relations 
Dr. Wanda Rutledge – NJCU School of Business 

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