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4/24/12 - Student business plan competitions set for April 25

Mississippi State University's Office of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer will host a day of student business plan competitions Wednesday, April 25 on the Starkville campus.

More than 20 competitors in five divisions will be competing for almost $40,000 in prize money.

Event sponsors include Talos Energy LLC, Tellus Operating Group LLC, Mark Dumas, C Spire and the Thad Cochran Endowment for Entrepreneurship.

Competitions will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in McCool Hall. An awards presentation ceremony and reception takes place from 4-5 p.m. in the atrium of McCool Hall.

Events include:

-- 10 am.-noon, MSU New Venture Challenge, 339 McCool Hall and Energy Business Plan Competition, 216 McCool Hall

-- Noon-1 p.m., Lunch, McCool Atrium

-- 1-4 p.m., E-Commerce Business Plan Competition, 339 McCool Hall

-- 1-2:30 p.m., Engineering Business Plan Competition, 216 McCool Hall

-- 2:30-4 p.m., Android App Competition, 216 McCool Hall

For additional information, contact Gerald Nelson at 662-312-3673 or or Jesus Valdez at 228-623-2619 or

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