Posted by Thuy Vien on
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
This afternoon, I had the opportunity to attend the Business Plan Competition Tradeshow. Graduate and undergraduate teams participating in this year’s business plan competition were on hand to walk attendees through their start-up ideas and to practice their business pitch. It was an excellent opportunity to observe first-hand how to effectively pitch a business plan and to identify which techniques were successful in maintaining my interest and which methods of delivery were too complex to follow. Students who are interested in honing their communication skills would benefit highly from participating in the Business Plan Competition. It forces you to think about and put into practice how to effectively capture someone’s attention, particularly in an environment saturated with competitors. Another benefit of participation is that it provides entrepreneurs with an opportunity to network with other business professionals and potential investors who can provide not only guidance and mentorship, but may also be a source of much-needed start-up funding.
Written by Thuy Vien. Thuy can be reached at email@example.com