2017 Florida Business Plan Competition Recap
On Tuesday, January 24, 2017, the second annual Florida Business Plan Competition was held at the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business & Entrepreneurship of Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale and drew more than 100 people interested in transforming students into business professionals.
- Congratulations to veBuy from Cooper City High School, they will be will be representing Florida at the Youth Business Summit.
- Second Place: Eunoia from Thomas Jefferson High School
- Third Place: Solely Rubber from J. P. Taravella High School
- Fourth Place: fuzeO from Lyman High School
Special thanks to:
Our keynote speaker, Neal Asbury, Chief Executive of The Legacy Companies. He gave a very inspiring talk taking experiences from his own life and explaining how he was able to find his passion in business after an unsuccessful attempt at studying to be a concert pianist.
Our panel of six judges included: Cesar Gonzalez, former VE student from California, VP of Corporate Development, Marlin Gold Mining, Ltd; Stephen Goldstein, Retired President, Studley Real Estate; Richard Heiss, President of Gemcor; Neuman Pollack, former Dean of the H. Wayne Huizenga School at Nova and retired professor from FAU; Carmine Giordano, Adjunct Professor, Palm Beach State College; and Iris Blanc, Executive Director, VEI.