External Events

The MBA World Trophy

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The MBA World Trophy will hold two regional pre-qualifier events this coming July in New York and London.  The New York event will allow north American universities to network and compete with their peers. The winning teams will win an all expenses paid trip to Dublin to The MBA World Trophy Finals from 3-6 September 2014.

The New York Competition takes place on Thursday 10th July 2014

The event will take place at the Irish Consulate on Park Avenue in Manhattan with a networking event at a venue to be confirmed afterwards.

Programme of events
10:00: Elevator pitch session
10:30: Introduction to mentors
11:00: Workshops (mentoring, pitching, bootstrapping)
12:00: Office hours (book a time to meet local investors, entrepreneurs and connectors)
13:15: Lunch
14:00: Venture pitch session
18:00: Networking reception with Investor Keynote and winner announced.
Entry Fee
To enter, fill out the form below and pay the entry fee of €400. (Approx $540) This allows up to four delegates attend on the day. Please also note:

Should your team not win this event, they can still enter the MBA World Trophy by submitting an entry through our standard entry portal. The entry fee for the qualifier competition can be offset against the €2,000 entry fee for The MBA World Trophy (provided the team qualifies for the Finals in Dublin)
The entry fee for the New York qualifier event also entitles the university to enter the worldwide online college competition free of charge.

Rules and Regulations

Before entering, please familiarize yourself with our rules of entry. Please fill out the fields below. All of the fields marked with a red start are mandatory.

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3DS NYC Bootcamp

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Health Tech'14

Pitch to the Pros:
$10K Cash Grant Opportunity, Acceptance into BLUEPRINT Accelerator Network

May 7, 2014 4:30 p.m.

Here’s your chance to present your Bright Idea—and vie for a $10,000 cash grant! There are other opportunities as well. Meet the experts, get feedback and leads, and maybe even a post-conference meeting. The application deadline is April 22.


BRIAN AOAEH, Partner, KEC Holdings
JOHN COHN, Managing Director, Diamond Capital Advisors
STAN FREIMUTH, CEO, Debt Resolve, Inc.
DENNIS GOETT, Principal, Sage Capital Solutions
MARK KRONENFELD, Vice Chairman of Anesthesiology, Maimonides Medical Center
JACK KOPNISKY, President & CEO, Sterling National Bank, Chair,BLUEPRINT Accelerator Network
DANIEL PAPES, Senior Executive, Westcon Group,

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