Contest Rules and Guidelines

Sponsored by JPMorganChase

[JPMorgan]
[Lubin 

School of Business] [Sci2] [Small Business Development Center]

Presented by:
Entrepreneurship @ Lubin

In Association With:
Pace Association for Collegiate Entrepreneurs (P.A.C.E.)
Second Century Innovation and Ideas (SCI2)
Small Business Development Center at Pace (Manhattan)

Friday - December 3, 2004

SCI2 Incubator Open House: 3:00 - 4:30 PM, Conference Room (3rd floor)
163 William Street
New York, NY 10038

Pitch Contest: 5:00 - 6:30 PM, Lecture Hall North (2nd floor)
Reception and Awards Ceremony: 6:30 - 8:00 PM, Multipurpose Room (level B)
Pace University
One Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038



Compete in one of three categories:

New Business Concepts
Judged on commercial viability by a panel of bankers and venture capitalists.

Social Ventures
Judged on social benefit and likely ability to create an economically sustainable venture by a panel of scholars and philanthropists.

Wild n' Crazy Ideas
Judged on imagination and creativity by the audience.



Prizes:

Grand Prize $1,000.00

Plus over $1,000.00 in additional cash prizes based on category, creativity, and convincingness!

All courtesy of JPMorganChase!!!




Basic rules:

Each individual/team will have 3 minutes to make their pitch and may use up to 5 PowerPoint® slides*. The pitch must be an original concept, created by the presenter(s). The contest is open to all members of the Pace community, as well as the general public. * All PowerPoint presentations must be e-mailed to bbachenheimer@pace.edu by NOON on 12/1/04.



Basic idea:

The Pace Pitch Contest is based on the Elevator Pitch concept, popular in the venture capital community. It is an extremely concise presentation of an entrepreneur's idea, business model, marketing strategy, competitive analysis, and financial plan, which is delivered to potential investors. The premise is that it could be made in a few minutes, should the entrepreneur spot a potential investor on an elevator and have the opportunity to pitch their idea during the brief ride.



Judging Panel:

New Business Concepts
Emanuel Martinez, C.P.A., M.B.A. - Managing Director, GreenHills Ventures, LLC.
Charles F. Ryan, M.B.A. - Vice President Small Business Financial Services, JPMorgan Chase Bank
Carolyn Chin, M.B.A. - CEO of Cebiz

Social Ventures
Clarence B. Jones, C.P.A., J.D. - Executive Consultant, Marks Paneth & Shron, LLP,
Brian J. Nickerson, Ph.D, J.D. - Director, The Edwin G. Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management
Jerald Posman, M.B.A. - Director, Project Enterprise

Speakers and Presenters
Bruce Bachenheimer - Clinical Professor and Director of Entrepreneur @ Lubin, Pace University
Dane Disimino - President, Pace Association for Collegiate Entrepreneurs
Ira Davidson - Director, Small Business Development Center at Pace University
Victor Goldsmith - Executive Director, Second Century Innovation and Ideas
Martha Soffer - Economic Development Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration


Some resources:

Guidelines and judging criteria for the New Business Concepts category*

Guidelines and judging Criteria for the Social Ventures category*

*don't worry, no one will cover all these points in three minutes!

Pitch Clinic - ask questions, get feedback, & practice your pitch:
Monday: Pleasantville, Goldstein 224, 3:45 PM to 5:45 PM
Tuesday: Graduate Center, Room 538, 3:45 PM to 5:45 PM
Wednesday: 1 Pace Plaza, Room W-491, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Thursday: 1 Pace Plaza, Room W-491, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

To confirm an appointment, e-mail bbachenheimer@pace.edu, or call (212) 618-6580


"Opportunity through Entrepreneurship"SM