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Students' Business Plan Places Second

Published on Nov 22, 2016
Students' Business Plan Places Second

The Student Business Plan Awards included presentations from Jessica Woodson (CUNY), Madison Mitchell and Lauren Casady (Auburn Univ), and Sarah Smith (Wayne State Univ), and was hosted by Brian Taylor, AuD.

 AuDacity 2016 in San Diego, CA Nov. 17

The ADA Business Plan Competition is geared for audiology students seeking meaningful hands-on business experience, and the opportunity to showcase their knowledge and creativity. Early-round activities included development of a written executive summary and business plan, which was judged on creativity, feasibility, completeness, cohesiveness, professionalism, and polish. Finalists received an all-expense-paid trip to the AuDacity 2016 conference where the Competition culminated with a live general session featuring student presentation pitches, and rapid-fire questions from the judges.

“The entrepreneurial spirit and business savvy displayed by Jessica, over the past six months of competition, personifies what it takes to be a successful practice owner,” said ADA President Rita Chaiken, AuD. “The level of knowledge and resourcefulness displayed by all of the 2016 finalists offers great assurance that the future of audiology is in great hands!”

ADA 2016 Student Business Plan Competition honorable mentions go to Lauren Casady and Madison Mitchell of Auburn University, who finished in second place, and Sarah Smith representing Wayne State University, who took home third place honors.

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