BusinessBout is a competition for one new business idea to win $5000. Entry for the BusinessBout is pretty simple – just submit a 2 page summary of your business idea. One idea will walk away with $5000 to help start your business and a whole group of people to support your new idea. Ideas must be submitted by August 15, 2011. Get all of the details at BusinessBout.com.
I am very happy to help to spread the word about BusinessBout and I am sorry that we didn’t get the link to this posted here sooner. Hopefully you have seen some of the great press coverage on this – if not you still have a few days to submit your idea.
This is way more of a great Pittsburgh story than just a Pittsburgh business plan competition. The BusinessBout is an exciting idea not only because it is a chance to help a new company in Pittsburgh, but the whole project is created by a group of people that think Pittsburgh is great, have been working to make it a great place and who want to make it even better.
BusinessBout is the idea of 6 friends who have been doing some great stuff in Pittsburgh. These guys have been doing some great things for Pittsburgh in the public eye and behind the scenes for the past few years. I first met Luke Skurman years ago when he was just starting college prowler. I run into Luke occasionally and we have shared a few ideas over Facebook – I feel very fortunate to follow his updates by email and Facebook – I know that he is committed to Pittsburgh by starting and continuing to run College Prowler here, but also to mentoring a young Pittsburgher through Big Brother, Big Sisters since at least 2008 (thats is as far back as my gmail archives go).
So for the past few years these guys have been organizing some parties here in Pittsburgh and raising money for good causes. Now they are kicking it up a notch with BusinessBout.
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