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2014 Fall Connecticut New Venture Competition

$10,000 in startup support services and cash grants.

 Updated 11-3-14




Application:
Apply here: http://www.Back-Offices.com/college
Deadline: Tuesday, November 25
. Finalists will be posted Tuesday, December 2 by 5:00 pm.
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 submitting. The judges will only consider information contained in the online application. Do not send supplemental material.


Finals:
(3-minute PowerPoint pitches plus Q&A.) Parents, classmates and friends are welcome to attend.
Spring Semester: Friday, December 5, at 1:30 pm. Finalists may present a Business Plan Executive Summary or a Business Model Canvas. (See below 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 include:






Best Business Plan or Business Model First Place
Best Business Plan or Business Model Second Place
Best Oral Presentation
Best Online Submission (written Executive Summary)
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.

To view the Questions click here.



 

 



Competition administered by the Entrepreneurship Foundation
Email: Roer@EntrepreneurshipFoundation.org     T: (203) 540-5903