KSU competition attracts future entrepreneurs from M.B.A. programs

Student teams present novel business ideas‚ vie for best team Feb. 6−7

Georgia (Feb 6, 2009) — KSU competition attracts future entrepreneurs from M.B.A. programs

Aixa Pascual


Director of University Relations
Frances Weyand Harrison

Contact: Aixa M. Pascual‚ 678−797−2549‚ or apascual@kennesaw.edu


KSU competition attracts future entrepreneurs from M.B.A. programs
Student teams present novel business ideas‚ vie for best team Feb. 6−7

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Feb. 5‚ 2009)
— A patented technology that allows blood on small wounds and arterial bleeds to clot fast. An industrial wastewater treatment tailored for the needs of small Indian manufacturers. A coating for implants that makes breast augmentation surgeries safer.
These are just some of the novel business and entrepreneurial ideas that M.B.A. students from universities in five states will be presenting at the 2009 Georgia Bowl Business Plan Competition being held at Kennesaw State University Feb. 6−7. Other ideas include a retinal prosthetic that may restore sight to those blinded by age−related macular degeneration; a microbrewery selling nitrogenated beer with a creamier flavor; and an online search portal with data on auto mechanics.

The 2009 Georgia Bowl Business Plan Competition‚ an annual contest among teams of M.B.A. students from leading universities throughout the Southeast and beyond‚ features student teams vying against each other for the best new business idea.
The Georgia Bowl‚ sponsored by KSU‚ is the oldest regional business plan competition in the U.S. and now includes teams from universities in eleven states in the Southeast. It was founded by Charles Hofer‚ Regents professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at the Coles College of Business at KSU.

M.B.A. students from the University of Georgia; the University of Virginia; Georgia Tech; the University of Illinois‚ Chicago; the University of Louisville; the University of Texas‚ Dallas; and Kennesaw State University.

Friday‚ Feb. 6 and Saturday‚ Feb. 7. Competition goes from 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday and from 8:45 a.m. to 2:25 p.m. on Saturday.

Coles College of Business‚ Burruss Hall‚ 1000 Chastain Rd.‚ Kennesaw State University‚ Kennesaw‚ Ga. 30144

For more information‚ please contact Aixa Pascual at 678−797−2549.


Kennesaw State University is the third−largest university in Georgia‚ offering more than 65 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including new doctorates in education and business. A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of more than 21‚000 from 142 countries.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu