The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I4IE) at Central Washington University serves as a hub for greater learning and knowledge, for resources and infrastructure, and for innovation and entrepreneurial activities. The I4IE serves faculty, students and staff across campus as well as others in the Kittitas Valley and Central Washington communities, including those associated with university centers. Entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, angel investors, retired business executives (including SCORE), faculty and others with expertise form the resource base for the I4IE. The I4IE hopes to serve as a catalyst for regional economic development.
As part of this effort, the I4IE has announced a student-focused business plan competition. A total of $10,000 for business start-up funding (e.g., seed money grants) is available for the 2013 BPC. The 1st place winner will receive $5,000, the 2nd place winner will receive $3,000 and the 3rd place winner will receive $2,000. To learn more, and review eligibility criteria, visit the I4IE website.
The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I4IE) Business Plan competition is sponsored by the Herbert B. Jones Foundation and presented by the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at CWU and SOURCE.