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Gene Ferrick <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 20 Feb 2012 15:52:56 -0500
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University of Maryland 
$75K Business Plan Competition

**Just announced--$500 entry prize!**
One lucky team from the initial pool of entries will be randomly selected to receive a $500 prize for their company. Enter with just a 1-3 page executive summary!

Have you considered starting a technology company based upon your research or have a burning idea for one? Take the first step--enter the University of Maryland $75K Business Plan Competition.

Take your research or great idea and start a company! We will help you. Finalists receive mentoring from seasoned and successful professionals. All entrants receive expert feedback. Initial entrants can take advantage of the free, open entrepreneur office hours offered by Mtech (

Advance your venture towards success with the credibility that comes from winning a prestigious competition. Previous winners include Inc. 500 companies Squarespace and Lurn.

Potentially win thousands in cash and in-kind services for your company. The competition has awarded $627,000 to companies originating at the University of Maryland since 2001. Five previous winners are now multi-million dollar ventures. Winners are also eligible for a free year in the TERP Startub Lab (

The twelfth annual University of Maryland $75K Business Plan Competition encourages students, faculty and researchers at the University of Maryland to leverage their talent and ideas to create tomorrow's leading ventures. The competition process, its network of expert mentors and partners and the cash prizes awarded have helped many students, faculty and researchers act on their dreams and build their own companies.

Find out more and enter!

Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech)
A. James Clark School of Engineering
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742