2 Minutes to Win It
We Have Winners!
Thursday, November 15 marked the finals of the 2 Minutes to Win It business idea competition at the Joint school of Nanoscience and Engineering in Greensboro. Twenty finalists competed for prizes with top prize going to Glenn Zimmerman, an entrepreneurship major at UNCG, for presenting the Autostration.com, a website for college students to register for classes. Second place went to Joppa Penn for InstaInternships, a site to match potential interns with companies seeking students. Joppa,a student in the Communication Studies program at UNCG, was also awarded "Best Presentation". Trevor Nelson, a senior in Entrepreneurship at Elon, was awarded third place for his idea, First Person Immersion, a method of teaching language and culture through gaming technology.
The NC Entrepreneurship Center wishes to congratulate all these students for their efforts in this competition. We also wish to thank our co-sponsor in the finals, the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce for all their help and support.
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Some enterprising Greensboro college student is going to earn $1,000 in two minutes this fall.
The N.C. Entrepreneurship Center (NCEC) at UNCG is sponsoring the “2 Minutes to Win It” business idea contest, open to full-time students who are at least 18 years old at UNCG, NCAT, Greensboro College, Guilford College, Bennett College, Elon University and Guilford Tech. Prizes will include $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place, $250 for third place and $250 for best presentation.
Entering is easy. Students develop original ideas for any type of business or social entrepreneurship venture. The only exceptions are that ideas can’t be franchises or something that has already been started by the student. Students can enter multiple times, but all ideas must be submitted online by Oct. 12.
Contest finalists will be notified by Nov. 1, at which time they’ll be invited to attend a workshop to get some tips on how to make an elevator pitch. On Nov. 15, each of the 20 finalists will have two minutes to pitch his or her idea to a small panel of entrepreneur judges as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Prizes will be announced at a reception to follow.
The contest is sponsored by the North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center which provides co-curricular and outreach programs to help entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses, and serves as a catalyst for the creation of sustainable and globally competitive enterprises in the Piedmont Triad, North Carolina and beyond.