Xavier Says "Make it Your Business"

October 23 and 24 | September 19, 2008


Xavier University’s Williams College of Business is welcoming Ohio’s only statewide college entrepreneurship conference and competition at which students will have the opportunity to invigorate their entrepreneurial spirit and learn from successful Ohio entrepreneurs. Registration is open for the event, which takes place October 23 and 24 at Xavier’s Cintas Center. “Make it Your Business” is co-sponsored by Ohio Treasurer Richard Cordray. The event is $30.00 per school up to 10 students and is open to all Ohio undergraduate students.
The conference will provide students with helpful services available to entrepreneurs in Ohio as well as information regarding financing and overcoming startup challenges. Students will network with consultants and experts and connect with other student entrepreneurs.
For the first competition, students will participate in a business exposition where they will be required to create a display demonstrating their business idea and plan. Cash prizes for creativity and marketability will be awarded to the winners.
The second competition has student teams compete head to head with other schools for customer satisfaction and profits in a fast-paced computer business simulation. Cash prizes and the right to be called the “Make it Your Business Entrepreneurs of the Year” will be awarded to the winners.
Alex Burkhart, a sophomore at Xavier, is looking forward to participating. “The competition will bring the brightest college entrepreneurs in the state to the best entrepreneurship school in the state,” he explained. “At the same time everyone will be receiving the ultimate entrepreneurial X-perience.”

For more information and registration, visit www.makeityourbusinessohio.com or contact Daewoo Park at 513-745-4383.