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Carson College of Business Competition Schedule

Event Schedule

Below is a list of all Business Plan Competition events, dates, and times for 2018.

The deadline to enter the 2018 Business Plan Competition is Thursday, March 8.

To enter, you must do the following:

  • Register your team online between February 1 and March 8, 2018.
  • Upload a 1 page executive summary by Thursday, March 22.



BPC 2018

Thursday, January 11Teaming Event
Join your fellow Cougs and the Palouse entreprenurial community for an evening of networking, partnerships, and new ideas! Join a team!
Todd 268
6–8 PM
Thursday, February 1Resource Night Kick-off: Keys to Success
Diane Fraiman (Voyager Capital)
Todd 268
6–8 PM
Thursday, February 8Resource Night: Building and Managing a Team
Kristine Kuhn (WSU)
Todd 268
6–8 PM
Thursday, February 15Resource Night: Business Formation and IP Legal Strategies
Dan Wadkins (Lee & Hayes)
Todd 268
4-6 PM
Thursday, February 22Resource Night: Digital Marketing and Technical PR
Paul Warner (Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.)
Todd 268
6-8 PM
Thursday, March 1Resource Night: Venture Finance
Dale Miller (Morgan Stanley)
Todd 268
6-8 PM
Thursday, March 8Resource Night: The Art of the Pitch
Andy Barrett (Toolbox NW)
Todd 268
6-8 PM
Thursday, March 8DEADLINE to Submit RegistrationRegister online here
Thursday, March 22DEADLINE to Submit 1 page Executive Summary
This is your official submission to the Business Plan Competition. See judging criteria and submission checklist
ALL TEAMS: Upload a PDF of your Executive Summary online.
March 26 - April 1SCREENING ROUND Initial review of all submissionsClosed session/judges only
Monday, April 2Announcement of Advancing TeamsVia email
Tuesday, April 3Team Information Night
(Mandatory that at least one person from each team attend)
Location TBD
6-7 PM
Wednesday, April 11DEADLINE to Submit Business Plan (4-7 pages) and pitch deck (10-15 slides)PDF uploaded to competition registration site
Friday, April 20Team Check-In
Presentation Round
Teams give 15-minute presentations. Open to judges and presenting teams only.
Todd Hall, various rooms
Final Round
Top six (6) teams give their presentations to judges, who then choose the winning teams. Todd
Todd Hall, various rooms
Dinner, Keynote Address, and Awards CeremonyEnsminger Pavillion
6:30–8 PM
Washington State University