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Tufts hosting a $100k entrepreneurial competition

Posted by Your Town  February 4, 2013 05:30 PM

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The Tufts Gordon Institute is hosting an entrepreneurial competition that awards $100,000 in cash as well as legal and advisory services to the teams with the best ideas for a new business, according to a statement on the Institute’s website.

The 9th annual Tufts $100k Business Plan Competition is “intended to encourage commercialization of innovation within Tufts University,” the statement said. In 2010, Forbes.com named the competition one of the 15 “biggest small business” university-sponsored competitions.

The statement said that students, faculty, staff, and recent alumni are eligible to apply. The deadline is February 22nd.

According to Tufts Now, two female undergraduate students won last year’s competition.

Adrienne Dreyfus, who was then a junior, won with her business PriceTrack, “a service to provide consumers with the sale prices for their favorite brands, while at the same time giving merchandisers information about consumers’ behavior,” according to the article in Tufts Now.

Hillary Sieber, who was also a junior, won with Keepin’ Tabs, “a communications and management tool for tablet computers to empower older adults to manage their schedules, health and lives.”

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