Below is a list of all Business Plan Competition events, dates, and times for 2017.
The deadline to enter the 2017 Business Plan Competition is Thursday, March 9.
To enter, you must do the following:
- Register your team online between February 2 and March 9, 2017.
- Upload a 1 page executive summary by Thursday, March 23.
|Wednesday, January 18||Partnering & Pizza|
Join your fellow Cougs and the Palouse entrepreneurial community for an evening of networking, partnerships, new ideas, and pizza!
|Frank Innovation Zone
(basement of Dana Hall)
|Thursday, February 2||Resource Night Kick-off: Keys to Success|
Speaker: Daniel Navarro, Google for Entrepreneurs
|Wednesday, February 8||Pizza & Pitch Team Connection Night|
Eat pizza, pitch your business idea, and meet people who like your idea and want to work with you!
|Caron Center, Todd 101
|Thursday, February 9||Resource Night: Building and Managing a Team|
Speaker: Tony Poston, President at The College Hill Group
|Thursday, February 16||Resource Night: Business Formation and IP Legal Strategies|
Speakers: Dave Divine & Dan Wadkins, Lee & Hayes
6PM - WSU Basketball Game
|Thursday, February 23||Resource Night: Digital Marketing and Technical PR|
Speaker: Paul Warner, Marketing Specialist SEL
|Thursday, March 2||Resource Night: Venture Finance|
Speakers: Doug Cox, Colombia Bank
|Thursday, March 9||Resource Night: The Art of the Pitch|
Speaker: Andy Barrett
|Thursday, March 9||DEADLINE to Submit Registration||Register online at:
|Wednesday, March 22||Resource Night:|
Strategies for Business Formation
Speaker:Dan Wadkins, Lee & Hayes
|Thursday, March 23||DEADLINE 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 2||SCREENING ROUND Initial review of all submissions||Closed session/judges only
|Monday, April 3||Announcement of Advancing Teams||Via email|
|Tuesday, April 4||Team Information Night |
(Mandatory that at least one person from each team attend)
|Wednesday, April 12||DEADLINE to Submit Business Plan (4-7 pages) and pitch deck (10-15 slides)||PDF uploaded to competition registration site|
|Friday, April 21||Team Check-In||Noon–1 PM|
Teams give 15-minute presentations. Open to judges and presenting teams only.
|Todd Hall, various rooms
|Dinner and Keynote Address||Ensminger Pavillion 5:15–8 PM|
|Announcement of Final Round Teams||Ensminger Pavillion|
|Saturday, April 22||Final Round|
Top six (6) teams give their presentations to judges, who then choose the winning teams.
|Todd Hall, various rooms
9 AM–12 Noon
|Lunch and Awards Ceremony||HBM Dining Room|