Samford University’s Brock School of Business and Regions Bank team up annually for the “Regions New Venture Challenge” business plan competition. First, second, and third prizes for the Open Division are $7,500, $5,000, and $2,500, respectively.

Students interested in starting their own business should enter this competition for the chance to win start-up capital, gain publicity, and receive mentoring to help start their businesses. Students can be business or non-business majors. Students from other universities can also compete, but all teams must include at least 50 percent Samford University undergraduate or graduate students or recent Samford University alumni as team members.

Please contact interim dean Chad Carson for more information about the program.

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