2013 Syracuse University's Panasci Business Plan Competition

Description

The Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship and the Department of Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises (EEE) in the Whitman School of Management announce a call for submissions for the 2013 Panasci Business Plan Competition. The competition accepts business plan ideas from graduate and undergraduate students in all schools and colleges at SU and SUNY-ESF. The two-day competition will take place April 12-13, 2013.

“Panasci is one of the premier campus-wide business plan competitions in the country. It brings together some of Syracuse University’s best and brightest who have a unique idea and have done the hard work of putting together a thoughtful business plan,” notes Terry Brown, executive director of the Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship. “Over the past several years, the competition has become more intense as the quality and creativity of business ideas has significantly improved.”

On the first day of competition, sixteen semi-finalist teams will be chosen to present to a panel of expert judges. Finalists will then compete for the grand prize on the second day. The top three teams, chosen based on their plan’s potential for growth and attraction of outside financing, are awarded prizes of $25,000, $10,000 and $5,000 respectively.

Website

http://whitman.syr.edu/newsroom/News.aspx?id=1814

Competition Organizer

The Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship, Syracuse University

Local US Event
Syracuse, NY
Submission Date

1-26-2013

Awards Date

4-14-2013

Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)

$40,000

Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible
Any team of students from any school or college at Syracuse University can enter the Panasci Business Plan Competition. Individuals can also enter; however, the team leader must be enrolled as a student in an SU program. The submissions must be the teams’ own original work and ideas.
 
Important Dates

Thursday, February 23

SUBMISSION: Due on or before 8 p.m.- Section 5 of the "Nuts & Bolts" Business Plan Guide (MS Word, digital copy submitted to Mirza Tihic at mtihic@syr.edu)

Friday, March 2

SUBMISSION: Due on or before 8 p.m.- Sections 6, 7, 9, and 10 of the "Nuts & Bolts" Business Plan Guide (MS Word, digital copy submitted to Mirza Tihic at mtihic@syr.edu)

Monday, March 19

SUBMISSION: Due on or before 8 p.m. on Monday, March 19 - Hard copy and digital copy of draft of complete business plan (all sections covered in lab so far)

    1. Printed, hard copy (must be in office by this date/time) to:
      Mirza Tihic - Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship - Suite 116
      Syracuse University - Whitman School of Management
      721 University Avenue
      Syracuse, NY 13244

 

  1. Digital copy submitted to mtihic@syr.edu

Thursday, March 22

2012 Panasci Semi-Finalists Announced in Class

Wednesday, April 4

SUBMISSION: Due on or before 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4 - FINAL, complete plan, including Executive Summary and Appendices. This copy will be sent to judges.

  1. Six (6) printed, bound, hard copies (formal paper format) (must be in office by this date/time) to:
    Lindsay Wickham - Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship - Suite 116
    Syracuse University - Whitman School of Management
    721 University Avenue
    Syracuse, NY 13244
  2. Digital copy submitted to mtihic@syr.edu

Thursday, April 12

SUBMISSION: Due by 7 p.m. - PowerPoint draft of Presentation

Friday, April 13

SEMI-FINAL ROUND: 1-4:30 p.m. in the Whitman School of Management

Competition Prizes

1st place - $25,000; 2nd place - $10,000; 3rd place - $5,000. An additional $6,000 in other prizes will also be awarded.

Other Info

The Fetner Prize in Sustainable Enterprise is an additional award that recognizes the entry reaching the final round of the competition that has the greatest potential for positive impact on society and the natural environment and best recognizes the interconnectedness of economic, environmental, and social considerations.