Ron Brown Apprentice Program: Business Plan Competition
The US Embassy to Macedonia is seeking entries from university students for the Ron Brown Apprentice Program. Through the program, the Embassy invites Macedonian university students to come up with the next Facebook, Apple iPhone, or hybrid car. The program aims to promote entrepreneurism, the development of sound business practices, and the promotion of the free market system in Southeast Europe. The winners of the Macedonian competition will then go on to compete against other students in Bosnia and Herzogovina, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, and Kosovo in a region-wide competition for the best business plan. The competition is envisioned in the format of Donald Trup's 'The Apprentice', in that successful business people in the region will evaluate the projects against one another blindly.

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