Monday, October 13, 2008

Who Wants $145,000?

Hey, do you have a really good idea? I mean, like a really good idea? The kind that if you put into a business plan would make millions? Well, you're in luck! At The Ohio State University, my college, the regal and dignified Fisher College of Business, is hosting the 2009 Deloitte Business Plan Competition. The prize? Oh, well, cash and services valued at $145,000. (That's a lot of money.)

In the group you only need one Ohio State Student! So you can bribe me. (I can be bought!) You give me half the money, you come up with the idea and do all the work. Sounds fair, right? ;-)

And just so you know what your competition is, look at last year's winners...

1st Place Team - NanoMed
Offers the proprietary Zip-Disk Gene Delivery System used to genetically modify cells, enabling rapid prototyping of new gene therapies in the biopharmaceutical industry for the development of cures for cancer, autoimmune diseases, and other debilitating disorders.

2nd Place Team - XMRI

A medical device development company that plans to manufacture, achieve FDA approval, and market Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) compatible treadmills for use in Exercise Stress Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CMR).

3rd Place Team - ThermoBuffer
Provides an innovative new technology that addresses the basic problem of temperature control in containers for foods and liquids, maintaining the temperature in the optimum flavor range.

Yeah. Those are good ideas. Like, really good ideas. *lays cards on table* I think I'm out, but maybe you'll have better luck?