Received an email the other day about a celebration / competition focusing on business models and customer development. Lots of mentoring and tools will be available for undergraduate participants. Check out the USASBE Launch competition website.
USASBE Launch! is an exciting global student startup competition designed to provoke and reward undergraduate students from any discipline who can
1) design an impactful idea,
2) identify, test and validate business model hypotheses using customer development tools and
3) show traction which measures how well a startup is delivering its business model and how well the target demographic is accepting that business model.
There is no required application process, but students can sign up to receive updates. There are no required fees or purchases, there is no required format or procedures. We will recommend a process and tools, and students can engage as much or as little as they desire. The ultimate goal of student participants should be to start a sustainable business and tell an engaging story . . . plain and simple.