News

15 May 2012.  2011-2012 UDBPC Winner, SoMoLend, closes on $1.17M seed round.  Read the entire article here.

25 April 2012.  UDBPC entrant, OurVinyl.com receives funding and entry to Nashville accelerator, Jumpstart Foundry.  Learn more about their process here

12 April 2012.  Finovate celebrates 2011-2012 UDBPC Winner.  Read the statement here.

11 April 2012.  UD Business Contest winner named.  Read the entire article here.

11 April 2012.  University of Dayton names business plan winner.  Read the entire article here.

11 April 2012.  Entrepreneurial Winners--2011-2012 UDBPC Winners.  Read the entire article here.

10 April 2012.  Seed Fund Investment in 2010-2011 UDBPC third place team.  Read entire article here.

10 April 2012.  UD Fund to loan $50,000 to startup manufacturer.  Read entire article here.

19 December 2011.  Five Teams Advance to the Final Round of the 2011-2012 UDBPC.  Read the entire article here.

11 December 2011.  UDBPC featured in article: Five Thousand Dollar Questions.  Read the entire article here.

21 November 2011.  UD Business Plan Competition one of 15 Largest Business Plan Competitions.  Read the entire article here.

15 November 2011.  How to deliver an effective elevator pitch, feature the 2010-2011 winning UDBPC pitch.  Read the entire article here.

7 November 2011.  15 entrepreneurs to move on in UD biz plan competition in the Dayton Business Journal.  Read the entire article here.

7 November 2011.  A Winning Pitch.  New article and video of the winning elevator pitch from the 2011-2012 UDBPC.  Read the entire article here.

7 September 2011.  University of Dayton hosts business plan competition in the Dayton Daily News Read the entire article here.

6 September 2011.  UD to dole out $80K in business plan competition in the Dayton Business Journal Read the entire article here.

6 September 2011.  Fertile grounds for entrepreneurs:  Business Plan Competition opens Friday, September 9th.  Read the entire article here.

15 April 2011.  An innovative idea for a formula bottle that could save babies' lives is the winner of the 2011 Business Plan Competition Read the entire article here.

1 April 2011.  Flyer Angels, the new venture investment group managed by University of Dayton entrepreneurship majors and endowed by an alumnus, has made its first investment in a Dayton-area company.  Read the entire article here.

28 March 2011.  Undergraduate entrepreneurship majors became venture capital investors with the first investment by Flyer Angels.  Read the entire article here.

19 August 2010.  The Brandery startup accelerator launches with five companies including the second place finisher from the 2009-2010 UDBPC.  Read the entire article here.

28 July 2010.  Business plan competitions give flight to fledgling ideas.  Read the entire article here.

29 June 2010.  The 2009-2010 Business Plan Competition winner will battle teams from Cambridge, Harvard and MIT for $250,000 in global business plan competition.  Read the entire article here.

2 September 2010.  Top three finalist teams will get to pitch to the Connor Foundation Seed Fund.  The top three finalist teams in the 2010-2011 UDBPC can not only win up to $20k, but they will be invited to pitch for additional funds from The Connor Foundation Seed Fund.  The teams may ask for up to $50k in loan funds, with a mid-range payback period of 3-4 years.  While there's no promise on either side,  it's one more avenue for nascent entrepreneurs to consider when launching their venture.

8 August 2010.  A bright idea that blends global positioning technology with advertising won the University of Dayton's 2010 Business Plan Competition.  Learn about the 2009-2010 UDBPC winner and finalist teams by reading the article here.

12 August 2010.  BrainRack matches creative student minds with companies seeking answers.  Read the entire article here.  This article discusses the 2nd place team in the 4th annual UDBPC.  This team has also been invited into incubator space in Cincinnati.

2 August, 2010. Young Entrepreneurs Start businesses too  (Dayton Daily News,  Kim Margolis) Read the entire article here.  This article discusses two UD Entrepreneurs, Andy Hill and Rob Johnson, who launched their own social media company, TalkToMe Media.

 28 July, 2010.  Business Plan Competitions give flight to fledgling ideas.   HiVelocityMedia.com features an article on the winner of the 4th annual UD BPC:  Commuter-Advertising.  Read the entire article here. This provides an nice look at a really innovative idea: leveraging a transit authorities existing hardware to create a new revenue stream. 

29 June 2010.  University of Dayton Business Plan Competition winner hits international stage for $250,000 Global Business Competition.   Read the entire article here.   the UDBPC thought commuter-advertising was a good idea--so do others.  Commuter-Advertising made it to the "sweet 16" of an international BPC sponsored by venture capitalists Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DPJ) and Cisco systems. 

2 April 2009.  2008-2009 Business Plan Competition Winners Announced!  Free Copying 101 wins $15,000 in UD's third annual Business Plan Competition.    Read the entire article here.   Here are the results from the third annual Business Plan Competition, highlighting how an MBA student from Augsburg, Germany spotted an opportunity in the United States.