Applications Available Now for Best Student Entrepreneur Award
NJ, NY, CT and DE Undergraduates are Eligible for East Coast Competition
Madison, NJ (March 7, 2007) — Most college students are filling their time with writing papers, studying for tests, and planning for spring break. Others, like Alexander Federico (AJF Vending LLC) from Monmouth University and Anthony Latona and Adam Morris (Sell Center LLC) from Stevens Institute of Technology, are wrestling with customers and payroll on top of juggling course loads. Alexander, Anthony and Adam were three of the eight state winners who were honored in May at the awards ceremony for the 2006 East Coast Student Entrepreneur Awards program, held on the College at Florham campus at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
The 2007 East Coast competition is open to undergraduate-level students who run their own businesses while enrolled in colleges, universities, technical or career schools located in the state. This program recognizes winners from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Delaware.
Administered by the top ranked entrepreneurship center, the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies at the Silberman College of Business, this program is affiliated with the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards competition presented by Mercedes-Benz Financial and produced by Entrepreneurs’ Organization. The total prize package for the 2007 GSEA is over $100,000 in cash and business products and services donated by Entrepreneurs’ Organization members.
The deadline for applications is April 2, 2007. James C. Barrood, director of the Institute, said “It is important for schools to encourage and recognize entrepreneurial students who pursue business ventures because it is these innovative small and growing businesses that are generally responsible for much of the job creation nationwide.”
Additional prize money is being awarded for New Jersey students. State sponsors include the Edison Venture Fund and the Silberman College of Business.
For more information and to download an application, please visit www.fdu.edu/rothman.