2 Minutes to Win It – Winners Are In!

2 Minutes to Win It – Winners Are In!


The N.C. Entrepreneurship Center (NCEC) at UNCG recently hosted its annual “2 Minutes to Win It” business idea contest, and this year they have opened the competition to all Greensboro students. UNCG, NCAT, Greensboro College, Guilford College, Bennett College, Elon University, and Guilford Tech students, 18 and older, may participate and win prizes including $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place, $250 for third place, and $250 for best presentation.

Twenty finalists competed for prizes with top prize going to Glenn Zimmerman, an entrepreneurship major at UNCG, for presenting the Autostration.com, a website for college students to register for classes.

Presented by Glen Zimmermann (Entrepreneurship major):

Business plan class helped by showing me the things that are essential to having a strong business plan and what things are important to look for when investing or evaluating a business.


Other Team Members:

Phrin Konsa (Business Administration major focusing on Management/Entrepreneurship):

“I believe that the elevator speech lesson was very important in helping us win this contest.”

Juanis Martinez Rodriguez (Entrepreneurship and Spanish majors):

“The Business Plan course helped our team win by helping us to expand on the idea and to properly present it.”

Rajvir Sangha (Entrepreneurship major):

“The Business Plan course helped to broaden my views on starting and expanding a business venture. Throughout the semester, we learned how to effectively approach every aspect of a business plan and in each section our idea was able to become stronger beyond its core.”

Logan L. Sizemore (Entrepreneurship major):

“The Business Plan course helped by giving me a guideline for developing a business plan.”


UNCG & Bryan employs business principles to eliminate waste

Recently the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs, Joy Bhadury, of the UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics was quoted in the Business Journal.  The article was about “lean” business principles becoming more popular in recent years and how UNCG and the Bryan School have implemented them for their students to be successful in the workforce.

It looks at the entire value chain of an organization, identifies areas of improvement whether it be through working capital, through looking at hitting other levels, or through essentially making processes more efficient, that tells me that there is a market for this, and

there’s a need for this kind of seminar going forward.

 -Joy Bhadury,
associate dean of research and graduate programs and professor of information and systems and operations management at the Bryan School.

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Volvo Group Company Spotlight

Who: Volvo Group

When: Monday, Jan. 28th at 5:15pm


The Volvo Group Company Spotlight has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 28th at 5:15pm in 416 Bryan.  Representatives from Volvo Financial Services and Volvo Group Truck Operations will be participating in the session.

RF Micro Devices Company Spotlight

Who: RF Micro Devices

When: Thursday, Jan. 24th at 5:15pm

RF Micro Devices Company Spotlight will be held Thursday, Jan. 24th at 5:15pm in 416 Bryan.  RFMD will discuss the following during their presentation:

  • Give an overview of RFMD — mission, market, customers, products
  • In the overview, communicate 1-2 objectives/goals or issues/challenges for Global Planning, Prototype Planning, and IT as they support the overarching missions of RFMD.
  • Provide brief overviews of what Global Planning, Prototype Planning, and IT are doing to keep pace with their ever-changing operating environments so that RFMD can achieve its goals
  • Talk a little about the professionals in these organizations and what we are looking for in terms of knowledge, skill, and experience