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Business Plan Competition


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Business Plan Competition

  • Massey Boardroom 1600 Belmont Boulevard Nashville, TN, 37212 United States (map)

Come see Belmont students compete for cash prizes in our annual Business Plan Competition. All are welcome to watch the finalists pitch to a panel of judges.

The top three finalists will have the chance to move ahead and compete against other universities at the Launch TN University Venture Challenge at 36 I 86. The conference, taking place at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in June, is the Southeast’s premier conference for entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders from across the country.

The contestants:

Camila Conesa | Arc |

Jonathan Krawczyk | BaseTalk |

Annabelle Bright + Jacob Kissamis | Bloom Brightly Paper Co.|

Kendall Warren |Gift Box Drop

Madison Barefield |Nomad Coffee Company|

Simeon Fritz |Off The Path Adventures

Christopher Grose + Sebastian Fernandez |The Parking App

Anna Rose Steinle | St. George Coffee

Diangelo Groves |Stepping Stones Cosmetic Creations

Sarah Perry |With The Band |


The prizes:

First Place: $3,000 + Entrepreneur Magazine Subscription + Membership to the EC + more

Second Place: $2,000 + prize package

Third Place: $1,000 + prize package

People’s Choice: Voted on by the audience members. This prize package includes business-building resources, goodies, and a fun surprise!

The judges:

David Head, CEO of DesignLive and last year’s winner

Shawn Glinter, Belmont’s Entrepreneur in Residence

Ben Cooper, Investment Consultant for Project Fuel, Belmont Alum

Megan Proby, CEO of 12th Table, Belmont Alum

Brad Holiday, Partner at GrowthX

Andrew Goldner, Partner at GrowthX

Hannah Pechan, Director of the Social Enterprise Alliance

Van Tucker, CEO of the Nashville Fashion Alliance

2016 Winner: David Head, DesignLive
2015 Winner: Channing Moreland and Makenzie Stokel, EVAmore


Earlier Event: February 22
Glenn McConnell Lunch & Learn
Later Event: March 22
Lunch & Learn with Scott Rouse