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Eligibility: The DEN DC 2013 Annual Business Plan Competition is open to any startup team or company having one or more members with a Dartmouth affiliation (student, alumnus, faculty, researcher or staff). Participating teams must also have one or more members in good standing of DEN DC. Teams that have received funding in excess of $100,000 are not eligible to participate. Past contest prize winners are also not eligible.
Minimum Submission to Participate: All submissions must include a one page Executive Summary which may be handed out to audience members and a PowerPoint deck (10 slides or fewer). It is recommended that presentations cover market, value proposition and product, competition, financials (financing needs, projections), timeline and team.
Submissions Due Date: March 13, 2013
Date of Competition: March 14, 2013
Winner Announced: March 18, 2013
Bring your bright ideas and get feedback! You may come with an idea and leave with a viable business!
You will get fresh ideas, recommendations and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs who make up our superb judging panel.
Judging Panel: Paul Centenari, Nancy Corsiglia, Lex McCusker, Keith Rosten, Katya Vert-Wong.
Prizes: One winner will get a phenomenal prize. The winner of the DEN DC 2013 Annual Business Plan Competition will advance to the Dartmouth Ventures Entrepreneurship Contest in Hanover on April 5 and 6, 2013.
About This Year’s Dartmouth Ventures Entrepreneurship Contest in Hanover: The DEN is co-hosting an entrepreneurship conference on April 6 with the Tuck School called Dartmouth Ventures 2013 (DV2013): A Conference on Entrepreneurship. (You may remember previous 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2012 Dartmouth Ventures conferences). Please go to http://www.dartmouthventures.org for details about DV2013.
The DV2013 conference includes a showcase for startups as well as the Dartmouth Ventures Entrepreneurship Contest (on April 5 and 6, 2013) with $50K in prizes. All business plan submissions for DV2013 are due to Hanover by March 18, 2013.
The team that wins the DEN DC 2013 Annual Business Plan Competition (as well as the teams that win similar local DEN competitions in other cities) receives an automatic invitation to the DV2013 Conference and is entered in the quarterfinals of the Dartmouth Ventures Entrepreneurship Contest. Two places in the DV2013 semifinals will be assigned and guaranteed to the top DEN City entrants.
Detailed Rules for the DEN DC 2013 Annual Business Plan Competition and the Dartmouth Ventures Entrepreneurship Contest are available in pdf format here.
For More Information Contact:
Lex McCusker D'74