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Center for Entrepreneurial Action

The Texas State Center for Entrepreneurial Action supports economic development and job growth in San Marcos and Central Texas by providing support, assistance, and training to regional entrepreneurs and inventors. The center works to establish and support technology commercialization efforts at Texas State University, as well as providing students with an entrepreneurship curriculum.


Edgar Business Plan Competition

Who Can Enter: Open to all undergraduate students at Texas State University, regardless of major

What Is The Competition: Three-round business plan competition: 1) first round scoring based on judges’ assessment of written business plans submitted by students; 2) second round scoring based on judges’ evaluations of oral business pitches presented by students who authored the written plans; and 3) third round open to the top teams with the highest combined scores from rounds one and two

Key Dates:

March 23, 2018 at 5 p.m. = Deadline for submission of written business plan

April 5, 2018 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. = Oral business plan pitch

April 13, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. = Final pitches & selection of winners

What’s at Stake: Enter to receive professional feedback on your business plan and pitch, network with other entrepreneurs & have an opportunity to win cash prizes

Submission Guidelines: Business plans must be submitted in .pdf format with the body of the text/document limited to 10 pages and the entire plan (not counting title/cover page, table of contents or financials) limited to 25 pages total. Business plan submission guidelines available on the Center for Entrepreneurial Action website here

Questions? Contact Dr. Melissa Baucus, Chair of the 2018 Edgar Business Plan Competition at or McCoy Hall 560


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3 Day Startup is an entrepreneurship education program designed for university students with an emphasis on learning by doing. 3 Day Startup teaches entrepreneurial skills to university students in an extreme hands-on environment.

Learn more about 3 Day Startup by watching the video below. 


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