Alerus Entrepreneurship Challenge 2011

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College of Business & Public Administration


The Department of Entrepreneurship was proud to host the 2nd Annual Alerus Entrepreneurship Challenge. The Alerus Entrepreneurship Challenge is designed for any undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at a North Dakota or neighboring state college of university.

All judges for the competition are experienced entrepreneurs, not faculty, and we are ask our judges to provide useful feedback on every business plan. Cash prizes are awarded to the top three teams, and others prizes will be awarded for the “Best Elevator Pitch” and “Most Innovative Idea.”

The competition takes place annually at the University of North Dakota to continue to support innovation, entrepreneurship and development of future business ventures. Students interested in entering the business plan competition need to submit:

(1) a one-page abstract (2) an intent to compete form, and (3) a biographical information form.

Congratulations to the 2011 Alerus Entrepreneurship Challenge Winners

1st Prize: Adrien Herberts and Peter Yang University of British Columbia

Second Prize:Bryce North and Chris Thorne-Tjomsland University of Manitoba

Third Prize: Andrew Bentz North Dakota State University

Most Innovative: Matthew Schober, Joseph Schlangen, Patrick Hannan

University of North Dakota Best Elevator Pitch:

Adrien Herberts and Peter Yang University of British Columbia

Stay tuned for information on the 2012 challenge coming soon!