2010 New Jersey Student (Collegiate) Entrepreneur Awards Program
About the Awards
Each year since 1998 the New Jersey Student Entrepreneur Awards program has attracted many undergraduate entrants from across the state. The competition is for undergraduate students who own and operate their own business while pursuing their college studies. Awards are presented to recognize exceptional entrepreneurial skill and creativity among enterprising students. In addition to publicity and recognition, there are cash prizes for the top winners:
First place: $1000
Second place: $500
Third place: $300
Who is eligible?
Students who are enrolled in colleges, universities and technical schools.
Any undergraduate student submitting proof of 1) completion of 12 credit hours during the previous summer and/or fall semester or 2) graduated spring of previous academic year is eligible. Business activity must have been carried on simultaneously with school enrollment and must have more than 50% ownership in the company. 1st place winners from previous years are prohibited from applying again.
Please note that applicants were required to include a current copy of their college transcripts with the application. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 973-443-8842.
This program is a part of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards which coordinates a global program for recognizing student entrepreneurs. Most of the information you fill in can also be used for the global application available at http://gsea.org.
The distinguished panel of judges will consider a variety of aspects including:
- Entrepreneurial Spirit
- Obstacles Overcome
- Success of Business (Financial, Market Share, etc.)
- Concern for quality and customer service
- Estimated potential for future success
The top three winners were honored on September 10, 2010 at FDU's College at Florham in Madison, NJ in conjunction with the Recognition Reception featuring guest speaker Brad Neilley, FDU alumnus and CEO of Green Planet Group LLC.
1st Place Richard Metting, Computer Medic, LLC · Fairleigh Dickinson University
2nd Place Jonathan Brandao, Brandao Films · Fairleigh Dickinson University
3rd Place Bonnie Harwin, Tender is the Night Lingerie · Fairleigh Dickinson University
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2009 competition. They were recognized and presented their awards at a ceremony held on May 5th in conjunction with the Eleventh Annual Richard M. Clarke Distinguished Entrepreneurial Lecture.
1st Place Vincent Padalino,Vestiwear, LLC · Rider University
2nd Place Matt Walsh, Automotive Consignment Services· Fairleigh Dickinson University
2008 New Jersey Awards Winners
Seth Priebatsch, PostcardTech, LLC · Princeton University
Daniel Jamet, Garden Artisans, LLC · Rider University
Bernard G. Pridy (Guy), Carbon Neutral Now, LLC · Rowan University
Vincent Padalino, Vestiwear, LLC · Rider University
Winners from previous years
njbiz - Business News New Jersey
Dep. Managing Editor
Crain’s New York Business
Fairfield County Business Journal (CT)
James B. Streit, Jr.
New Castle Business Ledger (DE)