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2016 Stu Clark Investment Competition, March 11-12

March 8, 2016 — 

Sixteen teams of student entrepreneurs will vie for over $50,000 in prizes at the 12th Annual Stu Clark Investment Competition, hosted by the Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship at the Asper School of Business, from March 11-12, 2016.

Teams from the United States, Canada and Thailand will be judged on their idea pitch, company logo, and formal business plan presentation. They will compete for the first place prize of $20,000.

One team of MBA students from the U of M’s Asper School of Business will compete at the event. ComfortWave Mobile Imaging won third place overall at the University of Georgia “Georgia Bowl” competition this past February.

ComfortWave has developed a portable breast cancer pre-screening device that is safe, comfortable, and cost effective. The device can scan the breast in one minute with results in one minute, can be read by a non-medical person, and can be easily transported to rural and remote locations. The target market for ComfortWave is physicians’ offices as well as rural and remote clinics worldwide.

Judges of the Stu Clark Investment Competition include 31 local business professionals from a broad range of public and private sector organizations. In addition, University of Manitoba alum, donor, and competition namesake Stu Clark will be actively engaged in the competition throughout the weekend, and will be judging the Championship Round.

“This competition is much more than an academic exercise,” says Clark. “It provides students with investor feedback, critique, and the support needed to secure the necessary capital to launch their business ideas, today, in the real world. The competition is intense, and while there can only be one winner, the quality of the plans and presentations make many of them financeable.”

Media and public are welcome to attend:

  • Idea Pitch and Logo Competition (sponsored by TD Bank)
    The Fairmont Winnipeg
    Friday, March 11, 2016 — 6:30-8:00 p.m.
  • Championship Round (sponsored by Aikins Law)
    The Fairmont Winnipeg
    Saturday, March 12, 2016 — 2:00-5:00 p.m.

 

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