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Sponsors

Your generous support makes the Business Plan Competition possible

Opportunities for Support

The Business Plan Competition would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. As a sponsor of the WSU Business Plan Competition, you are contributing to an exceptional hands-on learning experience for WSU students.

Sponsoring company representatives are invited as judges for the Presentation and/or Final Round of the competition. As a sponsor, your company is recognized at competition events and in publicity materials. At the April competition, your company may set up an informational table, post banners, and offer giveaways.

Please take a moment to review the many options for sponsorship.

Partner

$20,000 and above

  • Company name & logo featured on all event materials
  • Company logo linked to company’s website on BPC website
  • Named prize
  • Company representative presents prize
  • Sponsor acknowledged during awards ceremony
  • Preferred seating at awards dinner
  • Three (3) company representatives invited as Presentation Round judges
  • Inclusion in BPC press release
  • Two (2) tickets to 2019 Carson College of Business Power Breakfast

Investor

$10,000

  • Company name & logo featured on all event materials
  • Company logo linked to company’s website on BPC website
  • Named student league
  • Sponsor acknowledged during awards ceremony
  • Two (2) company representatives invited as Presentation Round judges

Angel

$5,000

  • Company name & logo featured on all event materials
  • Company logo on BPC website
  • Sponsor acknowledged during awards ceremony
  • Two (2) company representatives invited as Presentation Round judges

Friend

$2,500

  • Company logo displayed on BPC website
  • Company representative (1) invited as judge at Presentation Rounds

Merit Prize Sponsor

Sponsorship amounts vary

  • Company logo linked to company’s website on BPC website
  • Named and/or themed prize
  • Company representative presents prize
  • Sponsor acknowledged during awards ceremony
  • One (1) company representative invited as Presentation Round judge

“The international Business Plan Competition at WSU is rated by students as one of the best experiences for helping ready them to launch their careers. It challenges teams to develop innovative ideas into viable businesses. Students receive immediate feedback from industry professionals, who serve as mentors and judges.”

—Mike Tompkins
Director, Business Development
Hitachi Consulting Entrepreneurship Advisory Board

Thank you for your 2018 contributions

Crimson
Sponsor

Herbert B. Jones Foundation Logo

Lee & Hayes Logo

BECU Logo

Angel
Sponsor


Boeing Logo
BP Logo

Dave and Deborah Grant

Investor
Sponsor

Carol Anne Ebert Sears and David Sears

WSU Office of Research

Vision of the program

Real-world education
The Business Plan Competition was developed to give student entrepreneurs and future business owners hands-on learning opportunities:

  • To practice business in a real-world setting
  • To showcase their business acumen
  • To network with industry professionals

Putting theory into practice
The competition bridges theory and application for students who participate. Students can take courses that complement business plan development in the spring semester.

Global learning experience
WSU includes international competitors in the event. When WSU students compete, they exchange ideas face to face with some of the brightest and most creative students from other countries. It is great preparation for the global business world that awaits them.

For more information

Jeff Pilcher
Director of Development
Carson College of Business
509-335-8906
jeff.pilcher@wsu.edu

Marie Mayes, MBA
Director, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
Clinical Assistant Professor, MISE
509-335-5628
mmayes@wsu.edu

Washington State University