Hiram Hosts ideaLabs 2012

March 27, 2012

Up to $9,000 in prizes is strong incentive for any small business person, investor, venture capitalist, or just about anyone with a good idea, and that is what will be at stake when budding undergraduate entrepreneurs from ten Ohio colleges face off Wednesday, March 28th as Hiram College’s Center for Integrated Entrepreneurship hosts the Entrepreneurship Education Consortium (EEC) ideaLabs 2012 competition.

Undergraduate students or teams of students from Ashland University, Baldwin-Wallace College, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, John Carroll University, Hiram College, Kent State University, Lake Erie College, The University of Akron and University of Mount Union will take part in the competition from 4-8 p.m. March 28th in Hiram’s Kennedy Center.

EEC ideaLabs is a business idea competition where students from across the region vie to come up with the best  entrepreneurial ideas. Each EEC member school held their own campus competition to determine a student or team of students to represent their school.  ideaLabs encourages all students, from all disciplines to think about new venture ideas, applying the feasibility study methodology and answering the three key questions:  Is there a market?  Do the financials make sense?  What resources are necessary? The EEC encourages student exploration of new, innovative ideas in their quest to either create new enterprises or become entrepreneurs within existing organizations.

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