Lulu sponsored our first eGames in cooperation with the NC State University Entrepreneurship Initiative this spring.
The Lulu eGames provides an opportunity for student entrepreneurs from all disciplines to present their business ideas in a competition format. Students, either individually or in teams, compete for prizes totaling up to $30,000. The competition includes several rounds of judging each spring where participants present executive summaries, business plans and prototypes for their ideas. Bob Young’s support of entrepreneurs in the Triangle has led him to make a donation to the eGames for the next five years. In recognition of his gift, the eGames are now branded The Lulu eGames and will serve as a great opportunity for us to build our brand on campus and in the local community.
The Lulu eGames has 3 different competitions: New Venture Challenge, Design & Prototype Challenge and Arts Feasibility Study Challenge.
The final round of judging for all of the competitions was Monday, April 30th. The winning teams were announced at the Awards Banquet that evening. Our own Bob Young served as the keynote speaker for the event.
Many thanks to the Lulus that served as judges in several rounds of competition: Swapna Manne, Arjay Hinek, Anna Davidson, Rachel Braynin, Ryan Bloom and Tom Bright.
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