EarlyShares CSO Joins Judging Panel of 2014 Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge

The Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge is an annual contest presented by the Eugenio Pino and Family Global Entrepreneurship Center at Florida International University.

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Miami, Florida (PRWEB) February 05, 2014

EarlyShares, a funding platform that connects smart investors with unique opportunities, today announced that its Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer Heather Schwarz-Lopes has joined the judging panel of the 2014 Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge.

The Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge is an annual contest presented by the Eugenio Pino and Family Global Entrepreneurship Center at Florida International University. Any South Florida entrepreneur with a business idea or an operating startup that is less than two years old is eligible to enter the competition in one of three tracks:

  •     The Community Track, open to all South Floridians
  •     The High School Track, open to high school students (and co-sponsored by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship)
  •     The FIU Track, open to students and alumni of Florida International University

Heather Schwarz-Lopes of EarlyShares will serve as a judge for the FIU Track. The judging panels are comprised of serial entrepreneurs, experts and investors from the South Florida community who will evaluate entries to the competition based on overall quality of the business plan, content, and viability. The Miami Herald is accepting entries to the Business Plan Challenge until April 5, 2014. Click here for more information.

EarlyShares, launched in 2011, is an equity funding platform that posts investment offerings and rewards-based crowdfunding campaigns. By leveraging technology and social media, EarlyShares connects entrepreneurs and small business owners to smart investors in support of great ideas.

To register and gain access to equity investment offerings and crowdfunding campaigns on EarlyShares, click here.

About EarlyShares
EarlyShares, based in Miami, FL, is a funding platform that hosts equity offerings and rewards-based crowdfunding campaigns on EarlyShares.com. The company has created the funding platform of the future, where small investments ignite big ideas. EarlyShares connects individuals, investors and communities enabling them to invest in companies, support projects, and earn rewards in an efficient, trusted, and secure environment. To learn more, visit EarlyShares.com.

About the FIU Eugenio Pino and Family Global Entrepreneurship Center
The Eugenio Pino and Family Global Entrepreneurship Center facilitates the entrepreneurial activities at Florida International University, and coordinates outreach programs for the business community of South Florida. Founded in 2003 with the support of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City, the Pino Center was designated a Kauffman Campus, and is housed in the College of Business at FIU. For more information about the Pino Center, please visit http://www.entrepreneurship.fiu.edu or call 305-779-9230.