Four student groups from UNLV were named finalists this week in the Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup Collegiate Business Plan Competition, a statewide contest designed to encourage students to use their ideas and talents to create tomorrow’s businesses.
The UNLV teams are part of 12 selected to compete for the Governor’s cup. Nearly 60 teams from 10 Nevada public and private colleges and universities competed in the contest.
The winners will be announced on April 18 in Reno. The first, second and third place winners in both the graduate and undergraduate categories will receive $25,000, $15,000 and $10,000, respectively. First and second place winners also will compete in the tri-state awards in May and have a chance to win $60,000. Students in the competition also gain access to networks of successful entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders from around the state.
Hope LBC (graduate finalist) is a web-based cancer news network that presents clinical trial information to cancer patients in a way that people with no medical training will understand. The network will help patients connect to new clinical trials and other treatment options. It is the brainchild of community member Jeff Moskow. When Moskow was diagnosed with kidney cancer he was frustrated with the highly technical medical information provided to cancer patients and wanted to create a network that would inform, aid and empower those affected by cancer. Team members include UNLV students Ryan Rollo, Elliot Moskow, Walter Toy, Geoge Pierce, Deanna Walley and Cesar Lopez. The team is advised by Andrew Hardin, a business professor and director of UNLV’s Center for Entrepreneurship.
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