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The Edison Project, co-sponsored by LRU and the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce, is a celebration and recognition of the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of the area. Individuals will compete with other start-up entrepreneurs for an economic incentive of $16,000 in cash: ($8,000 for first place, $5,000 for second place, and $3,000 for third place), plus other pro-bono benefits for the best new entrepreneurial business ideas.
This event is a campus favorite. Contestants have one minute to market their concept. Audience members receive fake money to vote for their favorite contestants. The top ten ideas will receive a $100 gift card. Anybody can pitch, so polish your ideas, bring your friends, and come win your share of a $1,000 prize money. This year will feature an awards ceremony - Business. Well Crafted Awards.
You are invited to learn about entrepreneurship from our German guests. Dr. Uwe's students, who are visiting from Germany, will present on dual vocational training and social entrepreneurship projects.