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Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition winner to be announced Monday


block_n-8487622-3648335One of seven student entrepreneurial teams will become $50,000 closer to making their entrepreneurial dreams a reality when they are chosen as this year’s Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition winner. Now in its third year, the Sontag Entrepreneurship Award was made possible through a major gift from University of Nevada, Reno alumnus Rick Sontag, ’66, in 2011. The endowment created by the gift funds the award.

The competition was established by the University’s College of Business to develop the entrepreneurial capacities of University students and facilitate the creation of new businesses in Nevada. The $50,000 grand prize will help the winning students bring their business ideas to fruition in a real–world business setting. A second place prize of $5,000 will also be awarded.

WHO: University students on the seven finalist teams, College of Business Dean Greg Mosier and Rick Sontag will join the awards presentation via Skype to announce the winner.
WHAT: Awards ceremony and luncheon announcing the Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition Winner.
WHEN: Monday, March 3, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Members of the media are encouraged to arrive by 12:15 p.m.
WHERE: University of Nevada, Reno, Joe Crowley Student Union, Grand Ballroom.
For more information about the Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition, go to www.unr.edu/sontag.
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