UA’s Culverhouse kicked off its annual business compeititon last week

Entrepreneur Week

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller

The Alabama Entrepreneurship Institute held its annual business plan competition this week.

The event allows students to pitch their business ideas with several different levels of prizes, including a $50,000 grand prize.

“The feedback has been really helpful and networking with other people helps too,” said University of Alabama Student John Krieger. “It’s been really interesting to talk with other people who are doing the same thing, and getting feedback is really important for people trying to get started.”

The goal is to help students understand that they can become entrepreneurs as students and to help improve the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Tuscaloosa.

“We’re looking forward to taking all the knowledge and the goal in mind that we’ve gotten so far and just take it forward and hopefully improve upon our business next year,” said student Emma Crosby.

“It makes you want to stay in Tuscaloosa,” said student Nick Sepanski. “It makes you want to give back to the community.”

The competition was open to any student, regardless of major.

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