California Program for Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition 2010


Competition Organizer

Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business

Submission Date


Awards Date


Competition Category
  • Business - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible
The CAPE's emerging entrepreneurs will be selected from candidates nominated by Santa Clara University affiliates, financial institutions including micro-lenders, and other organizations that support entrepreneurship. 
Important Dates

Participants in CAPE must submit their applications in June 2010. A series of weekend workshops and one 5-day workshop takes place from July to October 2010. The business plan competition takes place during the culmination workshop November 12-14, 2010. At this time participants present their polished business plans to potential investors.

Competition Prizes

Prizes include a $5,000 award to the winning team.

Other Info

The California Program for entrepreneurship curriculum is designed to remove the barriers facing emerging entrepreneurs. Participants develop specific functional expertise in marketing, finance, and operations as well as skills in organizational dynamics, strategic management and communication. At the end of the coursework, participants prepare a business plan for a competition to be reviewed by a panel judges including venture capitalists and angel investors.