MUSCATINE, Iowa — Jim Elias, a Facebook friend who teaches business classes at Muscatine Community College, is preparing for the 2012 Muscatine Entrepreneurship Challenge. And he passed along some information today.
Up to 10 semifinalists will be selected to exhibit their business concepts at the Muscatine Entrepreneurship Day after-hour event put on by the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce & Industry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on March 29 at the MCC Student Center.
Three finalists will be selected to pitch their ideas in a shark-tank-style competition that evening, according to an email from Elias. He said semifinalists and finalists will be notified by phone and email no later than March 16.
The winner will earn the opportunity to be mentored and coached by seasoned entrepreneurs who’ve been there and done it, according to Elias.
In addition to MCC and the chamber, the event is being sponsored by the Muscatine History & Industry Center.
And yes, the idea of entering this blog in the contest as a fledgling online news site has crossed my mind. The drawbacks are that I need a job with a benefits. And this study out today doesn’t exactly paint a rosy picture.
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