Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics


April 23, 25 & May 7, 2014
Paul College, 10 Garrison Avenue

The Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics provides undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in exciting research at the annual Undergraduate Research Conference.

Through original research and valuable guidance from mentors, this event helps students gain deeper academic knowledge as well as professional experience. This URC event includes poster presentations, oral presentations, and feedback from University and business leaders.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 (12-2 p.m.)
Charles & Miriam Nelson Poster Competition
Paul College

The Charles & Miriam Nelson Poster Competition gives students an opportunity to showcase their research into entrepreneurship.  Paul College welcomes students in all university system colleges and departments to present a poster depicting their idea for a business, and the research behind starting, expanding, or acquiring it.  Students present a poster and 3 minute presentation to a team of judges comprised of representatives from business and industry. 

Friday, April 25, 2014 (10am-5pm)
Paul College URC
Paul College

Oral Presentations

  • Individual
  • Atkins Investment Group
  • Bud Albin Challege
  • Holloway Prize Innovation-to-Market Competition
  • Marketing Workshop

Poster Presentations

  • Individual
  • Eco-Gastronomy
  • Economics Capstone Course
  • Economics of Sports

For questions or further information visit or contact Laura Hill at or Stacy Hokinson at

Friday, April 25, 2014 (1-5pm)
Holloway Prize Innovation-to-Market Competition
Bud Albin Challenge Round
Paul College

Fifteen teams will present advanced research and a plan for starting or enhancing a business to a panel of industry judges. Contenders have 10 minutes to present their ideas through a PowerPoint presentation, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. Six teams will advance to the Holloway Prize Championship Round.


Wednesday, May 7, 2014 (1:00-5:30 p.m.)
Holloway Prize Innovation-to-Market Competition
Championship Round

The final stage of the Holloway Prize Innovation-to-Market Competition highlights select individuals or teams who present well-defined research as a plan to bring an innovative product or service to market. 

 Students are required to research and prepare strategies for commercializing new products and services.  Students present a 3 minute video, oral presentation and poster to a team of judges comprised of representatives from business and industry. 

Prizes are awarded for the most feasible and fundable approaches for starting, acquiring, or expanding a business venture.

For more information, visit or contact Cynthia Nizzari-McClain at