Today we unveil the top six finishers in all three tracks of the 16th Annual Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge, and you get to vote for your favorite plans in the Community and FIU Tracks. The People’s Pick competition, now in its eighth year as part of the Challenge, is open for voting.
With just a couple of days’ notice, the contenders presented their elevator pitches under the hot lights of the Miami Herald and FIU studios earlier this month.
To vote for your favorite contestants, here’s what to do:
Click on the “vote” button on MiamiHerald.com/Challenge (top left) to bring up the voting page or click here. View any of the short videos of the finalists’ elevator pitches. The six selections in the FIU Track follow the Community Track.
Then scroll down to the bottom of the page to cast your ballot, voting for one video in each track. You may vote once per day.
Lastly, get out the vote! Give your favorite entrepreneurial team more support by asking your social networks to vote. In previous contests, we've had votes from all over the world. Follow along on Twitter with #mhchallenge.
Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. May 11. The teams with the most votes in each track will be awarded the People’s Pick and honored in the May 19 Business Monday section along with the judges’ selections. Go here to vote.
Today, we are also naming the finalists in the High School Track. The 2014 finalists in all three tracks are:
HIGH SCHOOL TRACK