Start a Business and Be Your Own Boss: Business Plan Competition Open to Mid-Career Professionals and Seedling Companies

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Mid-career professionals and seedling companies have found opportunities, connections, and prize money at past Boomer Business Plan Competitions. The Third Annual Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Capital Business Plan Competition offers the same - and more.

Mid-career professionals and seedling companies have found opportunities, connections, and prize money at past Boomer Business Plan Competitions. In addition, these individuals and companies have found meaning and fulfillment in their work. “We’re having lots of fun,” says Onne Ganel, MicroMRI CEO. MicroMRI, 2004 Winner of the Boomer Business Plan Competition, has since acquired Pharma customers who installed its systems at ten research sites in the U.S. and two international sites.

This year, the Third Annual Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Capital Business Plan Competition offers the same - and more.

“The leading and trailing edge boomers need innovation,” says Mary Furlong, consultant and expert in the boomer and senior markets. “The Boomer Business Plan Competition seeks to foster innovation and help entrepreneurs of all ages and stages take their ideas and build businesses out of them.”

Mid-career professionals and seedling companies have found that their innovations also offer them opportunities for:

  •     Meaning in entrepreneurial ventures

  •     The rewards of acquired expertise
  •     Challenge and fulfillment in becoming own boss
  •     Possibilities to ‘do what they’ve always wanted to do’

2005 Finalist, Margit Novack, CEO of Moving Solutions, reported at the recent What’s Next Conference in Anaheim that she has just sold her second franchise. She also reported exciting activities on the company’s horizon. “We owe it to the support of the Boomer Business Plan Competition,” said Ms. Novack.

For additional information or to submit your intention, please visit http://www.boomerventuresummit.com/competition. Intent to enter deadline is April 21, 2006.

About the co-producers

The Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University began in 1926, and was one of the first business schools in the country to receive national accreditation. Its undergraduate business program is recognized as one of the best in California, and its MBA program is ranked 10th in the nation among part-time graduate programs for working professionals. More than 80 percent of its 1,100 MBA student body are working professionals in the Bay Area.

Mary Furlong & Associates works with companies seeking to capitalize on new business and investment opportunities in this $2 trillion-per-year market. MFA provides business development, financing strategy and integrated marketing solutions to entrepreneurs, corporations and non-profit organizations serving the 50+ market. Mary Furlong, Ed.D also serves as a executive professor on Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University in the Silicon Valley. See http://www.MaryFurlong.com for more information.

Website:    http://www.boomerventuresummit.com/competition

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