While the first year can be a bit hectic as Deanne and Anlei have mentioned before, second and third years do ease up. One of the exciting way to spend the “ample” free time is to participate in various Business Plan Competitions. The best one in my opinion is the UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition. This year the finals will be held on May 1st 2008. The winner gets $25000, the runner ups gets 10,000 and 5,000 respectively.
This year the 8 finalists include Kebima – an mobile experience sharing platform to Repotersist – enables journalists to monetize high quality, original news content to Glycometrix – a novel and proprietary glycan-based blood serum testing technology.
Best of luck to all the finalists. Don’t forget to register if you plan on attending the finale.