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School of Business Announces Semifinalists for 2009-2010 University of Miami Business Plan Competition

January 13, 2010
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The School of Business has named 30 semifinalists in the 2009-2010 University of Miami Business Plan Competition, hosted by the School. The 30 semifinalists were among 70 entrants who submitted concept papers in the first stage of the competition last fall. Those making it to the next round include 20 undergraduate student plans and 10 graduate student plans and include students from across campus including the Schools of Business, Education, Law, Music, and Medicine along with the College of Arts and Sciences. The semifinalists must next submit full business plans, which are due March 26. The semifinal round will be held April 8, with finalist presentations and an awards ceremony held April 9. The semifinalists are:

Undergraduate Track

PROJECT DESCRIPTION STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE
Ad-Vantage GPS ads on taxis David Krevat
Bits & Watts Online local music guide Brian Beers
Campus Kebab Mid East campus restaurant Cristian Galleguillos
Community Care Residencies Miami CCR Alexander Timlin
Fight for Freedom Legal resource for inmates Bradley Rossman
Hurricane Car Wash Car wash Eric Stevens
Influence Clothing Co Hand-printed t shirts Hershel Mehta
Italcar EV Electric car Matthew Chevallard
Late Night Tutoring Late night tutoring Adekemi Akinwole
Nursing Homes of the Future Nursing home Samuel Butler
Pamper-U Salon Salon Marie Tranakas
Pilot Crashpad Pilot hotel Richard Goldthwait
ShockCycles Electric bike Harrison Hoffman
Smoothie Now! Smoothie distributer Austin Zaslow
Soundmind Systems, LLC Wellness using sound Sean Skelton
SwagBuilder Online urban clothes Matthew Vitiello
The ACAdvantage Autism training Brett Warner
Wag Your Tail Inn Dog hotel Lindsay English
war3r REDUCE Aluminum water bottle Nicole Doucet
Workplace Wellness Centers Workplace wellness centers Scott Villanueva

Graduate Track

PROJECT DESCRIPTION STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE
Autosupport.com Auto supply chain web site HsingYi Chung
Fetch me Online service vending Marc Jacocks
Good Scoop Healthy ice cream Martin Tiongson
Ivy Magazine Magazine for ivy leaguers William Thompson
One-Language Online language tutor Varun Bajaj
Portabra Consumer product for women Daniel Rosas
QuickWRx iphone apps for med students Joel Salinas
STRACTOR Online personal organizer Matthew Montag
Student Assistant Online student organizer Connie Chung
Time-Peace Custom watches Ian Koslow

A total of $37,000 was awarded in last year’s Business Plan Competition. Established in 2003, the competition is open to all University of Miami students.

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