Saturday, February 16, 2008

Is The Next Steve Jobs A 'Burgher?

Pittsburgh Bloggers godfather Mike Woycheck shared this information about a Pittsburgh Technology Council event for budding entrepreneurs, tech enthusiasts, and technology startups. The EnterPrize Business Plan competition starts on Wednesday with the first of eight workshops. The people taking part go through three phases of competition and judging, with $80,000 dollars in awards, networking, and coaching feedback along the way.

Mike says the goal of the competition is to support local technology entrepreneurs and stimulate economic growth in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Here's a link with more information:

There are two categories to the competition. One is for absolute startups: new businesses with no employees, no money raised... nothing more than an idea.

Even the other category -- existing businesses -- can't have been around for more than three years. The full details are on the site.

Cognitive Dissonance
, Pittsblog and Burgh Diaspora have blogged about the competition in more detail.

Here's a link to a Trib story about it.


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