FDU Business Plan Competition


Sponsored by Gina Tedesco and Mike Ajnsztajn 

The Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies  awarded cash prizes to FDU undergraduate and graduate students in the Eleventh Annual Business Plan Competition. Business plans were submitted by May 19, 2008. This competition was open to all FDU students.

                    Undergraduate                                        Graduate

                     1st Place      $600                                1st Place      $600
                     2nd Place     $400                                2nd Place     $400

Business plans are judged on the following criteria: 

     • Creativity of entrepreneurial strategy for commercializing products and/or services
     • Thoroughness of the financial analyses
        (Financial Plan, Market Analyses, Products, etc.)
     • Credibility of the assumptions
     • Cohesiveness of the plan
     • Comprehensiveness of the plan
     • Persuasiveness and clarity of the written presentation

Please talk to your entrepreneurship professor or call the Rothman Institute if you have any questions about the competition or would like to submit an entry at (973) 443-8842 for the 2008 Competition. The deadline for this academic year's (2007-2008) contest was May 19, 2008. We honored the winners at our annual recognition dinner held at the beginning of each fall semester.

Mailing Address:
2008 Business Plan Competition
The Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Avenue, M-RI0-01
Madison, NJ 07940

2008 Winners


1st PlaceNine Lives Lounge

                  Cecilia DeGennaro

2nd Place (tie)—Plainview Orchids

                  Tom Van Vugt

2nd Place (tie)—Whole Affair Catering

                  DJ Hannah


1st Place—Monty and the Fuzz

                   Carmen Malangone

2nd PlaceSherwood Learning Solutions

                   Will Schwartz, Meron Solomon, Paul Kilran, Lauren Lavallee

2007 Winners


        1st Place (tie) - KleanKar

                                 William Kelly

                                 NEATO Clothing Company Jason Koontz


        1st Place - Greenways Unlimited
Lindsey Greene, Nicole Jeannette, Christina Scarpa

         2nd Place (tie)- Danna Davis Designs
Mike Cherevko, Karla Moran, Lydia Pranke, Jerry Udud

                              Zig Industries
Chris Adamczyk, Denise Cohen, Kelvin Dixon, Jasmine Erman

2006 Winners


          1st Place - Made Just for You
Dara Nagle

          2nd Place (tie) - Perfect Fit Fashions
Tracey Everett

        2nd Place (tie) - Musicians' Musicians
Debby Vida


           1st Place (tie) - Mad Dog Franks
oledad Fiori, Maria Figurasin, Gabriel Heredia

        1st Place (tie) - Moore Control Exterminating Company
nna Novoa, Steve Bozer, Joe Lawrie


2005 Winners



          1st Place (tie) - Questroyal Modern Art Gallery
Brent Salerno

          1st Place (tie) - LaundrocCafe
Hayato Yada


          1st Place - Fat Murray's Doggy Treats
Krishna Vemarala,  Steven Paliukaitus, Jason Jiminez

          2nd PlaceASL Assisted Living
Dennis Falco, Ashwin Muppala, Thereze Ovid

2004 Winners


1st Place - Van Der Stad Pipe Organs
Jan Van Der Stad

2nd Place (tie) - Awesomely Unique Celebrations
Charleen Struss

2nd Place (tie) - Project Stella
Liz Klapman


1st Place - Dental Procedures, Inc.
                Carolyn Luthy, Sheri Kurland, Craig Drinkard, Greg Dial

2nd Place - Superior Packaging
Stephen Wehner

2003 Winners 


1st Place - SNB Senior Errands
Rebecca Chabrier, Robert Kelly, Elizabeth Klapman,
                Lucy Zaharopoulos

2nd Place - Manhattan Scooters
Anna Sidorova, Ksenia Voronina


1st Place - Aunt Gussie's Cookies & Crackers
Maria Duffy, Lori Miller, Cheryl Reese
2nd Place - Display Dynamics
Piyayost Kositanondh, Giulio Padovani, Goran Todorovic

2002 Winners 


1st Place - Flavors of the World
Linda DeCarlo-Burns, Jessica Guo, Nina Kats 
2nd Place - International House of Tea
Denis Stankovski, Dionne Graham, Seon An 


1st Place - Genesys Graphics
Herbert Klei, Scott Christensen, Katherine Delaney

2nd Place (tie) - Animits
Thomas F. Miller, Webster Winter, Ralph Yanuzzelli

          2nd Place (tie) - Interfaith Food Pantry
                                  Matthew Cassidy, Erica Tarlowe, Mary Ryane

2001 Winners


1st Place - Straight2You
Paul Scotto 
2nd Place - FreightSavers, Inc.
Dennis Bostedo


1st Place - Employment Horizons, Inc.
Tim Bart, Donna Brauchle, Doreen Noeltner 
2nd Place - Astralis, Inc.
John Antonacci, Danielle Okolski, David Rizzo

2000 Winners


1st Place - Associated Elder Care Services
Angela Blum, Erica Sica, Bridget Walsh, Sergei Abkin

2nd Place (tie) - Sandpiper Bed and Breakfast
Russell Hems, Suzanne Fenimore, Troy Hodas, 
                         Xiao-Xia Liao 

           2nd Place (tie) - I’ve Been Framed!
Joan Alliston 


1st Place - Educational Web Design Group
Melanie Proehl, Krista Parsell, Gina Tedesco 

            2nd Place - Toy Rent
Yuparat Boontham and Wan-Chi Chang 

1999 Winners


1st Place - Physicians’ Management Group
                Gregory Lolis, Jeanne Coutts, Nick Bryan 

2nd Place (tie) - Home Cookin’
Gianna Carratello, Shannon Case, Michele Stropoli

2nd Place (tie) - Christiane’s House
                 A Bed and Breakfast
Richard Weiss 


1st Place - Digsville.com
Mildred Medina, Lorraine Beilin, Kathy O’Connor 

          2nd PlaceNorth Jersey Gutter Topper
Toni DeMarco, Debbie Seife, Sherri Arnold