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Photos from 2016 Fall Finals

​​​​​​​​​​​​Application
Apply here:www.Back-Offices.com/college
Application deadline:  Wednesday, April 12.    

The first step in the entry process will be to create a user name and password. This will enable you and your team members to return to revise your draft summary prior to submission.  The judges will only consider information contained in the online application. Do not send supplemental material.
Finalists will be posted Tuesday April 18  at 5:00 pm.
 
Finals (3-minute PowerPoint pitches plus Q&A.)  Parents, classmates and friends are welcome to attend.

SPRING 2017 finals will be held Friday, April 21, at 1:00 pm in the New Haven area.
Finalists may present a Business Plan Executive Summary or a Business Model Canvas. 
Click here for judging criteria

Business Plan Competition Prizes:  All entrants will receive candid feedback from a business financing expert on their on-line executive summary.  Press releases announcing the finalists and winners will be sent to the media.  Cash and cash-equivalent service awards are granted to the student companies; trophies are awarded to the schools.  Checks will be made out to the company and winners will need to provide an FEIN or SSN of the team leader.  Categories:

  • Best Business Plan/Model – Venture Enterprise **  $2000 first place, $1000 second place.
  • Best Business Plan/Model – Service Business **   $2000 first place, $1000 second place
  • Best for-profit Social Enterprise $500
  • Best Oral Presentation   $500
  • Best Online Submission (written Executive Summary)  $500
  • Best in Show Bonus: $5000


Eligibility Requirements:

The team leader and primary presenter must be a student at a Connecticut college or university during the current academic year.  (Entries may be submitted by individuals or teams.)  In keeping with the spirit of the competition to foster entrepreneurship, neither plans written for outside companies as student projects nor plans written on behalf of a company not student-owned and conceived are eligible.
Teams must have a faculty adviser from the submitting institution .

**  Service businesses typically are smaller, have a limited or local market, and serve small businesses or consumers.  Venture enterprises are generally higher risk, scalable, and require more capital but have higher potential returns.  This is often a judgment call as many businesses have characteristics of both. The decision of the judges is final.

Undergraduate Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC).  Schools are invited to enter teams of finance majors and other students interested in equity investment, to decide which of the business plan finalists they would invest in, how much, and for what percentage ownership. A trophy will be awarded to the school that recommends the most astute  investment in the opinion of the judges.  For details email Roer@EntrepreneurshipFoundation.org


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Competition administered by the Entrepreneurship Foundation, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization.
Roer@EntrepreneurshipFoundation.org     (203) 540-5903 


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Finalists and Winners

Connecticut New Venture Competition
$20,000 in start-up support services and cash grants.