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13D Student Information Meeting Slated for Oct. 25; Another $60,000 in Seed Funding Planned

An informational meeting for UVI students interested in joining the next round of the 13D Student Entrepreneurship Competition is scheduled for 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25. Sessions will be available via videoconference from the Administration and Conference Center on the St. Thomas Campus and from Evans Center Room 401 on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. This will be the third time the 13D competition has been offered at UVI. All UVI students are welcome to participate, according to Dr. Glen Metts, a professor in UVI's School of Business who is organizing the program.

Student teams on each campus will be invited to enter two rounds of competition. A total of $60,000 will be awarded to the top three teams to support their business concepts. The first-place team wins $30,000, the second-place team takes $20,000 and $10,000 will go to the third-place team. For more information contact Dr. Metts at (340) 693-1303 or (939) 389-6222. Send e-mail to