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Baiada to Hold Entrepreneur Conference and Incubator Competition

May 30, 2012

Six entrepreneurial teams will be competing for nearly $75,000 worth of cash and in-kind prizes in the Laurence A. Baiada Institute’s Incubator Competition during the 2012 Entrepreneur Conference on June 6 at World Café Live. The theme of this year’s conference is Crowdsourcing: Going Platinum. As the concept of crowdsourcing continues to build momentum, experts will address the importance of this powerful tool and how entrepreneurs can make it work for them.

Companies competing in the Incubator Competition must have at least one member affiliated with Drexel University. The teams that place first, second and third in the Incubator Competition will win cash prizes to defer the cost of Baiada Center training and incubator space, as well as in-kind prizes from a number of organizations including strategy consultants ACM Advisors; communications and marketing consulting firms Hunter, ThreeZero Communications and Communications Services and Support, and law firms Eckert Seamans Chrein & Mellon, Dougherty Law Offices and Weber Law.

The following teams are will present their business plans to a panel of judges during the conference, and the winners will be announced at the end of the day:

ABQ, Inc.
ABQ, Inc. provides a Web service/site to connect homeowners looking to have work done on their homes with contractors willing to quote the jobs.  Allowing homeowners to focus on one point of contact and enabling contractors to bid only on jobs they want will save time and effort for both parties.

Great Spaces  
Great Spaces is an online community connecting people with spaces to rent for events and social gatherings.

Inventory Management Systems
Inventory Management Systems will introduce advanced inventory management solutions to the small grocery owner, as well as provide a service type distribution channel for which they will be guaranteed perpetual inventory of their goods.

Nooch, Inc.
Use Nooch to quickly and easily send money to friends anytime, anywhere — right from your phone.  Break free of the ATM.

Securesque OnePrint
Securesque OnePrint is an initiative to establish one's Unique Online Identity and “The Ultimate Solution” to fight piracy. It is entirely different from traditional identity systems. OnePrint is meant for every individual, firm, website and almost anything that is Internet-based.

Sustainable Environmental Solutions International, LLC
Sustainable Environmental Solutions International, LLC (SESI) offers a cost-effective sustainable waste management solution to problems facing the U.S. and the Caribbean. SESI is poised for excellence with a focus on people, planet and profit. SESI was formed on one underlining principle: respect of people and the environment.

Regional business professionals and the entire Drexel community are invited to attend this Conference.

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