2015 Architecture Business Plan Competition Announced

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Charrette Venture Group has announced their 2015 business plan competition for architects who are considering starting their own design firm and for existing architectural firms that have been in business for ten years or less. The first prize winner of the competition will receive $10,000.

Charrette Venture Group has announced their 2015 Architecture Business Plan Competition for architects who are considering starting their own design firm and for existing architectural firms that have been in business for ten years or less. The first prize winner of the competition will receive $10,000.

Eligible participants must be a licensed architect in the U.S. or Canada, and, if operating an existing design firm, must have been in business for ten years or less. Interested architects should register online by February 3, 2015, and a three-page summary of their business plan must be submitted by March 3, 2015. The winners will be announced at a special reception in Atlanta, Georgia during the American Institute of Architect’s national convention on May 14, 2015. There is no cost to enter the competition. For detailed rules, the full competition timeline, and additional resources on how to write a business plan, please visit the competition website at http://www.architectbusinessplancompetition.com.

“Our 2014 business plan competition was a great success, and we are very pleased to continue the competition in 2015. There is tremendous interest in the architecture profession about entrepreneurship, and there is a clear need for more resources to help architects be successful as entrepreneurs,” said Matt Ostanik, President and Founder, Charrette Venture Group, and himself a registered architect in state of Iowa. “The goal of the competition is to encourage more architects to start their own firms and to inspire a broader dialog about the role of entrepreneurship in our profession.”

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