Four finalists are set to compete in the Final Round of the first Rosen College Entrepreneurship Competition, sponsored by BlurtBox, on Wednesday, April 20 with special guest Don Fox, chief executive officer of Firehouse Subs.  Alumni, students, faculty, staff and the general public are invited to attend this free event at the Rosen College campus on Universal Blvd.

The Final Round will kick off with a keynote address from Fox, who leads the strategic growth of Firehouse Subs, one of America’s leading fast casual restaurant brands. Under his leadership, the brand has grown to more than 960 restaurants in 44 states, Puerto Rico and Canada, and is recognized as one of the best franchises in the country.

After Fox’s address, the competition finalists will present their ventures for a chance to win $10,000 in cash and prizes that can assist with startup costs and help make their dreams a reality. Learn more about the finalists.

The competition is sponsored by BlurtBox, a customer experience management platform that helps customers voice their complaints about a business and allows owners and managers to address customers in real time. Its CEO Julien Meyer is a 2014 UCF graduate who studied hospitality and event management at Rosen College while running his own startup company. He partnered with Rosen College on the Entrepreneurship Competition to help budding entrepreneurs take a hospitality business venture to the next level.

The Final Round will be held at Rosen College in room 110 and begins with a reception at 5:30 p.m. The program will start at 6:15 p.m.

For more information about the Rosen College Entrepreneurship Competition and the final round, contact Dr. Jeff Weinland at 407-903-8061 or [email protected].