Can Main Street Win Business Plan Competitions? (The New York Times)
Business plan competitions tend to emphasize technology. Many competitions, like Nokia’s Mobile Rules Contest and those held by Rice University and the Hong Kong University of Sciences and Technology, either prefer or require plans in the fields of life sciences, clean technology, aerospace, mobile or information technology.
Same thing with public economic development offices that hold competitions — like the Alabama Launchpad and the Rochester Regional Business Plan Competition — to create jobs and wealth in their regions. More examples can be found in our guide.