The winners’ circle contains concepts in education, hospitality, logistics, tech, healthcare, social impact and the sharing economy. To rise to the top, winners had to make a strong case for how they planned to execute their business plan.
Apollonix is an online marketplace for ordering oral prosthetics that provides a win-win solution for both dentists and labs. It placed second in the Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge Community Track.
Passion poured from the pages of the 234 business plan entries in the 2017 Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge. Concepts included healthcare, education, fashion, music, healthy living, toys, pets and food products. Here are the finalists and semifinalists in the Community, FIU and High School Tracks.
An app that enables restaurants to advertise flash sales on specific meals when business is slow would combat food waste. The plan won second place in the Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge High School Track.
Now it’s your turn to vote in the Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge! View the videos from the 2017 Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge finalists from both the Community Track, open to all South Floridians, and the FIU Track, open to FIU students and alumni. Then scroll down to cast your votes for your favorite elevator pitch.
Pitched by Maribel Gonzalez, School Climate Solutions delivers customized on-demand content for educators, parents and students that improve school environments and creates pathways that lead to academic and social success.
Pitched by Yanesa Montenegro. Use Your Words will develop an app used by parents to teach language and communication to their pre-verbal and nonverbal children on the Autism spectrum. The app will be an interface of buttons with symbols representing words the child will press to communicate with parents, with video tutorials and a progress recording feature.