Southeast Missouri State University

The Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship sponsors an exciting campus-wide competition to see which students have the best idea for new ventures. You may have an amazing idea that could be the next BIG thing - regardless of your area of study! Any currently-enrolled student at Southeast can participate in this contest.

Two (2) finalists from each college and each school will be selected based on their responses to The Five Questions. Then, each finalist will submit their 3 minute “elevator pitch” convincing the judges that their idea is the next BIG IDEA. Judges from across the U.S. will evaluate them and submit their scores online.

Finally, the winners from each college/school will be announced in addition to one Grand Prize to the overall highest score and People’s Choice award.

GRAND PRIZE - Highest Overall Score (1 prize)

  • $1,000 cash
  • Trophy
  • Invitation to Redhawk Open Business Plan Competition
  • Customized mentoring to prepare for business plan competition

People’s Choice Award - The crowd will vote for their favorite Big Idea.

  • $400 cash
  • Plaque
  • Invitation to Redhawk Open Business Plan Competition
  • Customized mentoring to prepare for business plan competition

First Place Prizes - Highest Score for each College/School

  • $200 cash
  • Plaque
  • Invitation to Redhawk Open Business Plan Competition
  • Customized mentoring to prepare for business plan competition

For more information about the 2014 BIG Idea Competition, contact Judith Wiles at jwiles@semo.edu.

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