UA's BioBridge Starts Business Plan Season Strong

February 18, 2015

The latest University of Arkansas graduate business-plan team is embarking on another successful run.

Could BioBridge be this year's star team from UA guru Carol Reeves?

Here's more from the UA Newswire on BioBridge's third-place finish at the tough Cardinal Challenge at Louisville:

BioBridge LLC took home a $3,000 cash prize on Feb. 14 at the University of Louisville Business Plan Competition. The University of Louisville finished first and Notre Dame was second.

BioBridge formed in the New Venture Development graduate course taught by Carol Reeves, associate vice provost for entrepreneurship at the U of A and holder of the Cecil and Gwendolyn Cupp Applied Professorship in Entrepreneurship in Walton College.

“Making the finals was tremendous considering we were up against very strong competition,” Reeves said. “The judges were very impressed by the team’s enthusiasm and emphasis on ‘go-to-market’ strategy, that is, the set of tactics the company will use to connect with its customers.”

BioBridge team members are Dave Bellomy, Ben Dye and Ariel Spencer, all master in business administration students in the Sam M. Walton College of Business; Kristen Byrne, a doctoral student of poultry science in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences; and Bryan Loyd, a master of accountancy student in Walton College.

Full story here, and stay tuned. DWR Governor's Cup approaches, and business-plan teams from across the state are getting warmed up. 

Plus, look for more in this space soon on the business-plan circuit from Cynthis Sides, associate director of the UA's Office of Entrepreneurship and director of the IGNITE program at the UA's Institute for Nanoscience and Engineering.

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