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Business Plan Competition

Are you an entrepreneur? Would you like to be an entrepreneur? Here’s your chance to make it happen.

If you’ve ever looked at a product and thought “I could have made that” or learned of an invention and thought “Hey, that was my idea” you’re probably an entrepreneur at heart. And if you’d like nothing better than to turn your ideas into cash, you won’t want to miss this unique opportunity that lets you do just that!

This program invites you to try your hand at creating an original business plan. You can work alone or as a member of a team, the most interesting and unique plans will be selected to compete for $16,000 in prizes during a formal presentation before a panel of business executives.

The Business Plan Competition and Expo, underwritten by James and Eileen Christmas, is co-hosted by the Peter J. Tobin College of Business and the Office of Alumni Relations.

The competition is open to undergraduate and graduate St. John's University students from all majors.

If your business plan is not selected to be a finalist in the competition, you may still present it at the Expo, where you’ll receive feedback from executives and event participants and compete for additional cash prizes.

2015-2016 James and Eileen Christmas Business Plan Competition and Expo
Date: March 19, 2016
Time: 8:30 am to 2:00 pm
Location: D'Angelo Center, Queens Campus

Entry form will be open from December 1, 2015 through February 1, 2016.

To submit a business plan, please visit:

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Dr. R. Mitch Casselman

Professor Ingrid Fray