2007 Business Plan Competition
What: The Fourth Annual Pace Business Plan Competition
When: Monday evening, April 30th, 2007, from 6:00 - 7:30 pm (Reception from 5:30 - 6:00 pm)
Where: Pace University, 1 Pace Plaza, New York, NY (opposite City Hall) in the Multipurpose Room on the B-level East
Why: To foster the entrepreneurial spirit among students, promote practical business skills, and encourage the creation of new ventures.
Who: Dr. Fred Aslan - Vice President, Venrock Associates
Sang Ahn - Principal, Dawntreader Ventures
Thatcher Bell - Associate, Draper Fisher Jurvetson Gotham Ventures
James B. Lockhart - Associate, Greenhill SAVP
Howard Morgan, Ph.D. - Director, Idealab
Lori Smith - Partner, Goodwin Procter
PRIZES: The three Finalists will receive $250 each; the Overall Winner will receive an additional $250 (for a total of $500), plus a private meeting with a venture capitalist.
A panel of venture capitalists and experts on new venture creation will critique the business plans of the three Finalists in Pace University's Fourth Annual Business Plan Competition. The panel will also discuss the overall purpose and value of a business plan, the process of securing venture capital, and the investor's role in early-stage venture management. The overall winner then be announced and allowed ten minutes to present his or her business plan.
The Pace University Business Plan Competition is held to foster the entrepreneurial spirit among students, promote practical business skills, and encourage the creation of new ventures. Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students at Pace, as well as recent Pace alumni (those who have graduated within the past five years), are encouraged to submit an original business plan. Plans may be submitted for commercial businesses as well as social ventures.
All entries must be for an original concept and may be submitted individually or in teams of two to four. All plans are limited to 40 pages and must contain a one-page executive summary. Completed business plans may be submitted by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Microsoft Word® documents and Adobe Acrobat® Portable Document Format files only), or delivered to:
Professor Bruce Bachenheimer
One Pace Plaza, W-422
New York, NY 10038
Submission deadline: Friday, April 20th, 2007, 5:00 p.m.
Announcement of the Three Finalists: Monday, April 23rd, 2007
Panel Discussion and Awards: Monday, April 30th 2007, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.