Students can 'win big' in online business contest

April 1, 2011

Students with an idea for a new online business should enter the fourth annual Northrop Grumman $5,000 E-Business Entrepreneurship Competition sponsored by the MSU Entrepreneurship Center. The competition is open to all current students. Student groups present their e-business proposal to a panel of business leaders and winning teams will be announced. Business ideas can be far-fetched or could be already in the early stages of development. First place prize is $5,000 in start-up funds, second place is $500, and third place is $250.

Important dates are:

--April 7: three-page business proposal analysis due
--April 14: Finalists announced
--April 21: Final presentations

For more information, contact Robert Moore, marketing professor, at or (662)325-8648 or Gerald Nelson, Director, Thad Cochran Endowment for Entrepreneurship, (662) 325-3817 or Also, visit