Have a question about the Challenge?



Do you have questions about the Business Plan Challenge? Email ndahlberg@ miamiherald.com.

Here are a few questions I have received:

Q: Can I enter again if I entered last year?

A: Absolutely! As long as your business is no more than two years old and you were not a top three winners in a previous year.

Q: I am a teacher and some of my students would like to enter. Are the rules and deadlines the same?

A: That’s great, we love youth entrepreneurship! Yes, the rules are the same although most high school entries have been running 1-2 pages and that is perfectly fine. They should send their entries to highschoolchallenge@miamiherald.com by March 11.

Q. How do I enter:?

A. Your entry can be a short business plan up to three pages in length. In addition, you can include one supplemental page for a photo, rendering, chart etc. Many entrants use their suppemental page for their financial chart. Send your entry to challenge@miamiherald.com (Community Track); fiuchallenge@miamiherald.com (FIU Track) or highschoolchallenge@miamiherald.com (High School Track). You should get an automatic message and a folloc-up message from me confirming your entry. If you don’t get a message, please email ndahlberg@miamiherald.com

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