This past Sunday evening saw the launch of the 2016 Freirich Business Plan Competition. Over 20 students were at the inaugural kick-off. The competition, which runs from early October to mid-April, includes workshops on business planning and financial projections. If selected to participate in the finals, teams receive mentoring from Skidmore alumni entrepreneurs in preparation for Round II. Friday, October 9 is the deadline to Submit “Intent to Compete” Form. Business plans are due for Round 1 on Friday, February 19, with presentations on Friday, February 26. Friday, April 8 is the competition final round.