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Business plan competition finalists named
by Tribune Staff
Apr 14, 2011 | 895 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NCET) has announced its six graduate and six undergraduate finalists for the seventh annual Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup Collegiate Business Plan Competition, as well as its six finalists for the Lt. Governor’s Award.

Finalists include teams from the Sierra Nevada College, Truckee Meadows Community College, University of Nevada, Reno and University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

This year’s competition had a record 73 business plan submissions. NCET will announce winners of the competition at an awards dinner on Wednesday at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.

“This year’s Governor’s Cup entries not only exceeded our goal in the sheer number of entries, but exceeded all of our expectations in the quality of work,” said NCET CEO Dave Archer. “Nevada’s business community is in very good hands with this group of young entrepreneurs and innovators.”

The Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup is the only statewide collegiate business plan competition that encourages students from Nevada’s universities and colleges to consider entrepreneurship as a career option and gives students real-world experience in developing business plans. The three winning graduate teams and three winning undergraduate teams will be awarded $20,000 first prizes, $10,000 second prizes and $5,000 third prizes. A special Lt. Governor’s Award of $5,000 will also be presented to the business plan that best employs clean, renewable or efficient energy technologies and services.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Archer at or 315-7635. Tables of eight are also available for $750. For table sales or other Governor’s Cup information, visit or contact Roxanne DeCarlo at or 853-4226 or 702-944-9722.

For a complete list of finalists, visit
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