Has the team adequately described the pain in the marketplace? This round gives teams the opportunity to practice their presentations in front of a panel of coaches from the local entrepreneurial community.
What are the team dynamics? What is the quality of the team? We also tell them: Is the summary well written and succinct? Is the business model viable, well-articulated, and reasonable? Has the company booked any revenue? After the Screening Round, an announcement of teams advancing to the Investment Round is sent via email.
Does the team demonstrate the ability to execute on its plan? Student teams submit their business plan executive summaries online. This round is designed to provide teams with in-depth and constructive feedback that they can use to hone their business plans and pitches prior to the Sweet 16 and Final Rounds.
At the end of the event, investment dollars are collected and tallied. Over the course of a weekend, each business plan executive summary is read and scored by eight to ten judges who are encouraged to provide written feedback for students.
Has the team answered your questions? Does this business seem well thought out? The Final Round is open to viewing by all competition participants, faculty, students, and the public.
Competitive strategy Has the team completely analyzed its competitive space? Is there a real opportunity here? Are contingencies and exit strategies addressed?
Judges select the advancing teams based on the following criteria: Do you believe the team has presented a feasible solution? Please also review the submission checklist. Financials Are the financials consistent with the overall plan?
Management team Does this management team have the skills required to execute the plan? Go to market strategy Is it clear how the company will reach its initial customer? Market opportunity Have they adequately described the market and economic opportunity?
Student-driven teams are a plus. The judges reach their decisions about team ranking by consensus using the same criteria as the Sweet 16 judges.MN Cup is the largest statewide startup competition in the country. We are a startup competition and hub to connect Minnesota’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
We aim to create jobs and grow our state’s innovation footprint. The New York Public Library, supported by the Citi Foundation, is proud to announce the 9th Annual New York StartUP!
Business Plan Competition for New York-based startup entrepreneurs. Entrants can win $15, to start their business, as well as gain practical insights about starting and growing a business, while using the comprehensive small. Participants receive essential information, resources and support to develop a sound business plan.
They then will be invited to pitch those plans to a panel of experts. They will select three winners who will each receive $10, of seed money, thanks to a generous contribution from Capital One Bank.
Business-plan competitions can yield more than seed money for your bright idea -- they can also connect you with mentors, collaborators and investors.
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