Eugenio Pino and Family Global Entrepreneurship Center Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge

Do you have a business idea?

Enter the 2018 Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge presented by FIU's Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center and College of Business

Entry Dates: February 12th through March 26th, 2018

Entering the challenge can give you valuable media coverage in The Miami Herald as well as exposure to possible investors for your business.

The FIU Track is open to all current FIU Students & Alumni.

Download 2018 Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge

Submit your entry

Executive Summary maximum of 3 pages, minimum 10pt font.

Must include 1 Additional Page for Financial Analysis / Projections.

Recommended to include Risk Factors Associated & Exit Strategy.

Have a 5 minute PowerPoint Presentation of your business plan ready should you be selected as a Semi-Finalist.

Send via email to along with your FIU Student ID Number.

Important Challenge Dates

Monday, February 12th
Official Call for Entries and cover story in The Miami Herald Business Monday

Monday, March 26th
All entries must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm - NO EXCEPTIONS!

Monday, May 7th
The Miami Herald Business Monday cover story will announce judges' winners with profiles of winners.

2018 FIU Track Judges

Dr. Karlene Cousins
Associate Professor of Decision Science & Information Systems
Florida International University

Orlando Espinosa
Co-Founder of Emineo Media

Anna Etienne
Program Director Food Incubator
Startup FIU

Dr. Seema Pissaris
Clinical Professor of Management
Florida International University

Ricardo Weisz
Consultant, Florida SBDC at FIU
Founder & President of Northvest
President of Miami Innovation Fund
Founder of Interim Healthcare of Miami

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Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center
FIU Downtown on Brickell
1101 Brickell Avenue, S1100
Miami, Florida 33131
Telephone: 305.779.9230
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