If you’re planning to compete, be sure to attend this year’s Resource Nights to give your team an edge. Find out what to anticipate by watching video of 2014 Resource Nights below.
Resource Night 1: Keys to Success
Carol Ann Sears, vice president of financial development (retired), Washington Mutual
In the opening night of the Business Plan Resource Night series, Carol Ann Sears, former vice president of financial development at Washington Mutual, lectured on the keys to success in business.
Resource Night 2: Ideas and Opportunities
Larry Gross, Relay Application Inc. and Joseph Taylor
Larry Gross (Relay Applications Inc.) and Joseph Taylor discuss finding the right business idea and how to identify opportunities to help grow that idea into a business.
Resource Night 3: Marketing
Ryan Lockwood, AT&T
The third Resource Night at the WSU Carson College of Business focuses on marketing for new businesses and entrepreneurial ventures. Ryan Lockwood (AT&T) talks about how to leverage new technologies toward a marketing strategy.
Resource Night 4: Legal
Dave Divine, Lee & Hayes
In the fourth Business Plan Resource Night, Dave Divine (Lee & Hayes) gives an overview of intellectual property and legal issues that start-ups should know about.
Resource Night 5: Financial
Bill Skavdahl, American West and Tom Simpson, Northwest Venture Associates
Bill Skavdahl (American West) and Tom Simpson (Northwest Venture Associates) discuss how new ventures can raise capital.
Resource Night 6: Insights from Past Teams
Dane Baird and Chris Routen
Dane Baird and Chris Routen, former Business Plan Competition participants, share their insights on how to prepare for the competition, as well as what to expect from the judges.