How about this one: David Miller of Campus Entrepreneurship has announced his First Annual ‘Save Detroit’ Business Plan Competition!.

From dealership strategy and product offerings to brand consolidation and alternative fuels research/ production, the U.S. auto industry needs a completely new business plan. The window for ideas must be wide open. Frankly, I don’t believe Detroit and Washington are capable coming up with the correct solutions.

Because of that, this blog is announcing the 1st Annual Save Detroit Business Plan Competition.

He has the details on his site. You’ll find the deadline, criteria, and so on.

I don’t see a huge prize there, but then, given that this is about saving Detroit, and the problems there are serious, I think it’s a great idea. The automakers have failed to make cars that enough people want to buy, and they’re asking for a bailout because there are so many jobs at stake. I’m not sure what I think about the bailout, but I am sure that David has a great idea here.

You should enter. Come up with a plan. After all, we’re really all in this together, whether we like it or not. Is it our fault? No. Does it affect us? Yes.

It looks like David is judging the plans — which is just fine with me, I trust him to choose the best one.

So, big cash prize or not, I think it’s a good idea. And I hope you send him a plan.

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