Chapman University Business Plan Competition 2013


Deadline for contest entry is at March 4, 2013, 5:00PM. Email submissions in
PDF format only to

***Any required changes in these rules and dates below will be posted on the
website and sent by e-mail to contest entrants.


Competition Organizer

Chapman University Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Ethics

Local US Event
Orange, CA
Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
  • Business - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible

Open to Chapman University graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in the Spring 2013 semester. 

Important Dates
  • For questions about the Business Plan Competition and submissions, please contact Leatherby Faculty Mentors: 
  • Wendy Adams:, 714-744-7830 
  • Niklas Myhr:, 714-532-6092
  • Students submit the Business Idea Concept Paper by March 4, 2013.
  • Five Finalists are selected and informed on March 11, 2013.
  • Finalists submit required business plans by April 15, 2013.
  • Presentations to judges and investors Friday, April 19, 2013 in Beckman Hall 404. Presentations/followed by judging
  • Announcement of award winners on Friday evening April 19, 2013.
Competition Prizes

1st place: $5,000

2nd place: 2,500

3rd - 5th place: $1,000 each

Other Info

Experts will provide feedback to all participants. Finalists will be provided mentoring by Tech Coast Angel members, and may receive a Tech Coast Angels Seed Financing Invitation to be potentially funded up to $1,000,000 in seed financing.