Top Five Reasons Why You Should Enter the 2012 Business Plan Competition!
1. Networking that counts—all judges are entrepreneurs, VC and angel investors, attorneys, alumni, and professional service providers from the Seattle entrepreneurial community.
2. Teams receive skilled coaching and mentoring from judges to help get them ready for the competition and beyond.
3. All submissions will be read by 8–10 judges and every team will receive feedback which will be aggregated and returned via email.
4. Over $60,000 in seed funding is awarded to student teams. Win money to jump start your company!
5. Opportunity to apply for additional funding and coaching after the competition through the Herbert B. Jones Milestone Achievement Awards and Foster Accelerator. We have an additional $130k to award to teams after the competition. Teams will also receive expert coaching and mentorship as part of the program. Students graduating in June 2012 are encouraged to apply for this program.
Business Plan Competition Next Steps
March 12 | Intent to Submit | BPC Early Registration Deadline: If you’re thinking of entering the UW Business Plan Competition, please complete the online Intent to Submit form by 11:59 PM on Monday, March 12. This will ensure that you receive all the up-to-date information about the 2012 BPC! (Please note: the Intent to Submit is just basic information, not your executive summary.) Optional before March 12, but required before April 3. Form is available now.
April 3 | DEADLINE to Submit Your Executive Summary (5–7 pages)
This is your official submission (entry) to the Business Plan Competition! Your 5-7 page executive summary is due on Tuesday, April 3 by 11:59 PM. See submission checklist (includes judging criteria) and example executive summaries.
Other Events In the Community
Seattle Tech Start-Ups Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, March 14 from 7–9 PM in Paccar Hall, Room 390
Meetings are targeted at founders of, employees of, or those folks interested in joining local technology companies. Be ready to talk shop, get into technical arcana, and discuss the nitty-gritties of running/working at/launching a tech startup. More info: http://seattletechstartups.com/doku.php