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Rise to the Challenge

"Some of the best ideas come out of the blue."
- Richard Branson, Chairman of Virgin Group

"I think that it’s always possible to have a great company if you have great ideas."
-Jerry Yang, former CEO/co-founder of Yahoo

"Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple, learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen."
-John Steinbeck, author

Annual Rise to the Challenge Pitch Competition

What are you doing this year? How are you moving your ideas forward?

Now is the time to:
Think. Act. Be Bold.

During the 2014 Rise to the Challenge Pitch Competition there was approximately $15,000 in cash and professional services up for grabs. The Competition promised to be UB’s most exciting competition of the year. This could be just the vehicle to breathe life into your unique idea or give your existing business a boost.

Thank you to all the 2014 participants and applicants.

Rise to the Challenge 2014