BEC Boost business plan contest

Description

The contest is open for entries on Oct 1st, 2012 @ 12PM (PT) To enter, you must be a current LivePlan user. Plans must be shared through the LivePlan app before noon on May 1st, 2013

Winners will be announced via LIVE WEBINAR on May 22, 2013

Website

http://bec.liveplan.com/

Competition Organizer

Live Plan

Local US Event
Sacramento, CA
Submission Date

5-01-2013

Awards Date

5-22-2013

Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)

$15,000

Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
  • High School - Local U.S.
  • Business - Local U.S.
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Technology - Other
Who's Eligible

The BEC BOOST Statewide Business Plan Competition is open to all participants who meet the following criteria:

  • Legal residents of California, who are of contest age in their category of entry (and at least 14 years old) on May 1, 2013
  • Must have a LivePlan.com account that is kept active (at the least) from October 1, 2012 through June 1, 2013. The plan must be an original idea for either (1) a new business, (2) a business in operation for less than two years, or (3) a substantial improvement on an existing business. The BEC Boost participate must hold majority ownership of the business they are submitting a plan on behalf of.
  • You do not have to have registered your business as a legal entity. Individuals with completed for-profit business plans are eligible; however you must demonstrate an intention to turn your for-profit business plan into an actual for-profit company.
  • If you are a registered legal for-profit business, and you win the first place prize, you must provide your tax ID number for your business before receiving the cash prize. If you are an individual without a for-profit legal entity, and you win the first place prize, you must provide your social security number before receiving the cash prize.
  • Business Plans must be written using LivePlan (www.liveplan.com) software.
  • THIS COMPETITION IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
  • The following are disqualified from submitting: directors, officers, employees of any sponsor organizations, consultants or freelancers who do business with sponsors, or immediate family members of any of these disqualified persons. Also disqualified, Directors, consultants and staff who work or do business with the Business & Entrepreneurship Center (BEC) Program and the Youth Entrepreneurship Program in California.
  • Eligibility will be determined by the Business & Entrepreneurship Center (BEC) Program in its sole and absolute discretion.
  • You must have permission from a parent or legal guardian to enter the Contest. If selected as a Finalist, you will be required to provide your parent or legal guardian’s written consent to your participation, and if you fail to provide such written consent within three business days of the request then you may be disqualified.
Competition Prizes
What can you win?
  • Track #1: 14-17 years old:

    Grand Prize Winner: $5,000 cash prize & a "Boost Your Business Package" from our sponsors

    2nd & 3rd Place:
    A "Boost Your Business Package" from our sponsors

  • Track #2: 18-27 years old:

    Grand Prize Winner: $5,000 cash prize & a "Boost Your Business Package" from our sponsors

    2nd & 3rd Place:
    A "Boost Your Business Package" from our sponsors

  • Track #3: 28 years & older:

    Grand Prize Winner: $5,000 cash prize & a "Boost Your Business Package" from our sponsors

    2nd & 3rd Place:
    A "Boost Your Business Package" from our sponsors