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Competition in Indiana

Contributor: David Brim April 9, 2008


The competition was awesome. Going around the Indianapolis 500 race track in a limo pitching GroupTable was quite an amazing experience. We didn’t win the competition, but still won $1500 for being finalists. We also met a lot of smart, ambitious young entrepreneurs many of which loved GroupTable (Our online collaborative tool designed for college project teams and study groups). We got a lot of positive feedback and insight about our product.

We are also participating in the UCF Joust business plan competition as finalists taking place this Friday, April 11th, 2008. The winner will get $12k. Below you will find a link to an article written on us regarding the competition in Indiana. Feel free to check them out at your leisure. The site is also coming along very nicely we are currently working on re-designing the landing page and allowing people to take a short video or screen shot tour of the site. Check it out: https://www.davidbrim.com/grouptable

Articles About the Competition

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Group Table Selected as Finalists in National Business Plan Competition

Contributor: David Brim March 16, 2008

The Group Table team was selected as finalists in the Nascent 500 Business Challenge. We are representing UCF and will be flown to the competition in Indianapolis taking place March 29th. You can find more information about the competition by following the link here http://www.bsu.edu/entrepreneurship/nascent500/

Over 40 schools entered teams that submitted their business plans to be reviewed. We were notified in mid February that we were selected as finalists to present our venture GroupTable. The really cool thing is that we will present our business idea to a group of investors while sitting in the back of a limo going around the track at the Indianapolis 500.

The winner will get $10,000. I am very excited to hear feedback from the judges/Investors. We are at the point where we are about to seek angel funding to accelerate our products development and grow our userbase. I have found that business plan competitions that I have participated in previously have provided extremely useful information and have been a truly invaluable experience.

I will keep this blog updated to let everyone know how the competition went.

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