ATLANTA – The Herman J. Russell, Sr. Center for Entrepreneurship, a unit of Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business, has issued a call for entries for its 2014-2015 business plan competition. The competition is open to graduate and undergraduate students currently enrolled at Georgia State University.
Entrants will vie for a prize package of over $30,000, including cash awards and a package of professional services.
- John Aderhold Fund for Excellence
- Given by Mrs. Helen Aderhold in memory of her husband, John Aderhold, to support scholarship at Georgia State University. John Aderhold was a developer who oversaw the creative reuse of historic buildings in downtown Atlanta and donated the funds for the Helen M. Aderhold Learning Center.
- Herman J. Russell, Sr. Venture Award
- Herman J. Russell, Sr. was founder and chairman of H. J. Russell & Company, a leader in the construction and real estate development industry and one of the largest minority business enterprises in the United States. His generous endowment established Georgia State University’s H. J. Russell, Sr. Center for Entrepreneurship, and its Venture Award is named in his honor.
- Moses Lee Reid Entrepreneurship Award
- Kenneth Reid, an alumnus of the J. Mack Robinson College of Business and a partner with Rosenberg Institutional Equity Management, established an endowment in honor of his father, Moses Lee Reid.
Those planning to participate must submit an application stating their intent to do so by Friday, February 2, 2015.
The largest business school in the South and part of a major research institution, Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business has 200 faculty, 8,000 students and 75,000 alumni. With programs on five continents and students from 88 countries, the college is world-class and worldwide. Its part-time MBA is ranked among the best by the Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S. News & World Report, and its Executive MBA is on the Financial Times list of the world’s premier programs. Located in Atlanta, the Robinson College and Georgia State have produced more of Georgia’s top executives with graduate degrees than any other school in the Southeast.