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January 22, 2010
Dr. Randal Pinkett Extends Deadline for Campus CEO Challenge
3rd Annual Business Plan Competition in partnership with the Institute For Entrepreneurial Leadership
NEWARK, NJ, January 21, 2010----Dr. Randal Pinkett, author of The No Money-Down CEO: How to Start Your Dream Business with Little or No Cash and Campus CEO: The Student Entrepreneur's Guide To Launching A Multi-Million Dollar Business, is looking to find the most promising entrepreneur among students attending New Jersey high schools and colleges via his annual business plan competition, the 3rd Annual Campus CEO Challenge. The deadline has been extended until Thursday, February 4, 2010, so that students in good standing in a high school, college or graduate program can submit summaries of their original business plans to Dr. Pinkett’s website, http://www.randalpinkett.com, and compete for cash prizes.
The Campus CEO Challenge is sponsored by insurance giant, Prudential Financial, who continues to demonstrate their commitment to business innovation and community involvement despite challenges in the economy.
"Who says you have to wait until after graduation to earn a decent living and launch the business of your dreams?", says Dr. Pinkett. “This is a great time to perfect business skills and flesh out ideas while you have a captured audience and a great test market. Facebook, a multi-million dollar business and one of the most recognized brands in the world, started in a college dorm. And a 13 year old, Jordan Culpepper, currently runs a successful business, Buttons by Jordan, creating customized buttons, for campaigns, special events and celebrities. It’s a perfect example of how the Campus CEO Challenge can help identity the next big thing.”
A panel of judges will select five finalists in the first round. In the second round, the public will be invited to Dr. Pinkett’s website to cast their vote for the Grand Prize winner. On March 31, 2010, all finalists will present their ideas to Dr. Pinkett and his team at the Institute For Entrepreneurial Leadership (IFEL) Next Level Mini-Conference and 3rd Annual Business Plan Competition Awards Luncheon hosted by NJIT. The event will include student groups, startups and aspiring entrepreneurs participating in business pitch presentations. The afternoon will conclude with Dr. Randal Pinkett’s Campus CEO Challenge Awards, recognizing the Grand Prize winner, runners-up and finalists of the contest.
The Grand Prize winner will receive $5,000.00, a copy of Dr. Pinkett’s book, Campus CEO: The Student Entrepreneur’s Guide to Launching a Multimillion-Dollar Company, his audio course, The No Money-Down CEO: How to Start Your Dream Business with Little or No Cash, as well as a one-on-one business coaching session with Dr. Pinkett. Runners-up receive $3,000.00 in cash and prizes.