Trinity’s Career Development Center Announces Second Entrepreneurship Competition

Information Sessions to be held September 23 and 24
​Hartford, Conn. (September 18, 2014) - The Trinity College Career Development Center announces the Second Annual Entrepreneurship Competition, in which Trinity undergraduate students will compete to fund development of their innovative ideas.  The top five finalist teams will be awarded $2,000 in seed money to advance their projects by completing a formal business plan and preparing investor presentations.  A panel of judges will then decide the overall winner of the competition who will receive a $10,000 award. 

​Nate Nurmi '15 presents his team's business idea, "coAPPerate," at last year's Competition.  For more photos from the final presentations, click here.  (Photo by John Marinelli)
Interested students should attend one of two information sessions, offered at the Career Development Center on Tuesday, Sept. 23 and on Wednesday, Sept. 24.  A minimum of two students per team is required in this year’s event. 

At the final presentations in the inaugural Entrepreneurship Competition last year, Alex Barker ’14 and Jake Shimmel ’14 were awarded the top prize for their idea, “Underdog,” a fantasy football mobile application.  The team went on to finish second overall among 14 finalists in Connecticut’s statewide Business Planning/Modeling Competition.

“Last year’s finalists were impressive, reflecting the breadth of Trinity students’ outstanding talents,” said J. Violet Gannon, Director of the Career Development Center at Trinity College.  “We are excited to build on the momentum of last year’s success.  We are looking forward to working with students, alumni, faculty, and parents, as well as with the greater Hartford community.”

For the full Entrepreneurship Competition schedule, or for registration information, click here.