Calling ALL students...

  • Are you an entrepreneur with a business idea that you're passionate about?
  • Do you have the persistence, passion and commitment to bring your idea to fruition but lack the cash?
  • Are you prepared to work hard for the opportunity of a lifetime?

If your answer to each of these questions is "Yes!" then the University of the Virgin Islands 13D Student Entrepreneurship Competition is what you've been waiting for. View and print the event poster from this direct link.

Videoconference Informational Meeting

Oct. 18, 2012, on St. Thomas & St. Croix
An informational meeting about the competition has been scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the UVI Administration and Conference Center (ACC Room 142) on the St. Thomas campus and in North West Wing Room 102 on UVI's Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.

Imagine winning the financing to launch your business in the spring of 2013. UVI and 13D are prepared to make this happen.

Imagine winning the financing to launch your business in the spring of 2013. UVI and 13D are prepared to make this happen.

A $5 million gift to UVI from investment strategist and entrepreneur Kiril Sokoloff, the founder of 13D Research, will endow the 13D Student Entrepreneurship Competition, a Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship, and an Entrepreneurship Speaker Series.

Open to Teams of UVI Students

UVI students, get your teams together and get ready to turn your dream into reality. Teams of one person are accepted, however, cross-disciplinary are encouraged.

Competition Timeline

2012
Oct. 18 - Information Meeting

Contact Us

Dr. Glenn Metts
Associate Professor of Management
- (340) 693-1303 - gmetts@uvi.edu

Competition Prizes

Teams on each UVI campus will be invited to enter two rounds of competition. In the first round, half of the participating teams will advance and win a $500 cash prize. In the final round, there will be one first-place winning team, one second-place team and one third-place team. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winning teams, to support their business concepts, as follows:

· First Place - $30,000 · Second Place - $20,000 · Third Place - $10,000