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Business Plan Competition

Calling all UAFS Entrepreneurs

Are you filled with innovative ideas and an unwavering passion for entrepreneurship? Your dreams are within reach when you participate in the UAFS Lion's Lair Business Plan Competition. Join forces with your fellow UAFS innovators for a shot at the grand prize of $1,000 and the opportunity to showcase your concept at the statewide level. Just complete the form below, and we'll pair you with a dedicated UAFS mentor who will help you refine your ideas and guide you through the process of crafting a professional business proposal. With their support, you're only a few steps away from your chance to secure $1,000.

UAFS Lion's Lair Business Competition Steps

1. Assemble a Dynamic Business Team

This competition is open to students from all colleges at UAFS in teams of two to four people. We actively encourage teams with a diverse range of academic backgrounds and concentrations. Choose your entrepreneurial dream team and create something amazing.


2. Select Your Product or Service

Do you have a product or service that you believe the world needs? Quite often these ideas turn out to be the most brilliant. Last year's state champion created a simple solution to assist hunters with removing their waders. Your idea could be next!

3. Collaborate with a Dedicated Mentor

Your team will be assigned a mentor from UAFS who will provide comprehensive guidance on crafting an effective business plan and tips for presenting the perfect elevator pitch.

4. Craft Your Business Plan

Uncover your niche, analyze the competition, identify your target customers, and devise a profitable marketing strategy. These are just a few of the critical topics you'll address while developing your comprehensive business plan.

5. Perfect Your Elevator Pitch

Condense your business concept into a concise, impactful one-minute pitch. Your mentor will be there every step of the way to refine your presentation and help you deliver it like a seasoned pro.

6. Submit Your Business Plan

Business plans will be submitted on Nov. 28. Teams will then deliver their in-person pitch on Nov. 30 to a distinguished panel of UAFS administrators and esteemed business leaders. The winners will be announced on the spot and take home $1,000 in cash.

Register Today

Don't miss this chance to seize your entrepreneurial destiny. Sign up below, and a team member from the UAFS Center for Economic Development will contact you to begin your entrepreneurial journey. Prepare for an adventure of innovation, learning, and the chance to make your mark in the business world. Ready to take the first step? Register now and watch your entrepreneurial dreams take flight!

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