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First Annual CSU Business Plan Competition Great Success!
Eleven Teams competed for four prizes, including a grand prize of $11,000 seed capital, a year rent-paid in the ITBD incubator, and a bundle of professional services. There were two teams each from CCSU and SCSU in the winners' circle.
From SCSU, Haven Docu-Services won the $500 Walker Group/reSET Social Enterprise award with their concept for a document storage and shredding business partnering with Chapel Haven to provide employment for autistic adults. Petal Post won the $1,000 MetroHartford Alliance First Place prize for their plan to manufacture and distribute a fence-post topper that doubles as a flower pot.
Conceived by CCSU Executive Assistant to the President Rick Mullins and designed and administered CCSU School of Business Professor Drew Harris and ITBD Community Business Development Specialist Jan Deveau, the competition is intended to encourage more classroom-to-