Media Advisory: Students compete for major start-up funds in Fairfield University Business Plan Competition Finale on March 31/ Media are invited

Media Advisory

Eight teams vying for $20,000 in prizes and sponsorships for innovative and exciting business plans

WHO: Eight of 14 semifinalist teams of students from across Fairfield University

WHAT: The 4th Annual Business Plan Competition Finale at Fairfield University

WHERE: Dolan School of Business Dining Room, Fairfield University, 1073 N. Benson Rd., Fairfield, CT.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 6-8 p.m. Winners are slated to be announced at 7:30 p.m.

DETAILS: Each team will get six minutes to pitch their plan for a new business – with ideas ranging from a pedicab service for college campuses to a ranking program for fantasy sports players to a social movie app for Bollywood film fans. The teams will cover their value proposition, partners, revenue stream, cost structure and more. A panel of venture capital experts and entrepreneurs will judge the plans and award up to $20,000 to the teams they believe have the most viable plan.

CONTACT: Members of the media are invited to attend this event. Please contact Meg McCaffrey, Marketing and Communications, at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2726 for more information.

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Media Contact: Meredith Guinness, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2950,

Posted on March 16, 2015

Vol. 47, No. 208

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