DFJ and Cisco Global Business Plan Competition 2010



Competition Organizer

Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Cisco

Submission Date


Awards Date


Competition Category
  • Graduate - All U.S.
  • Undergraduate - All U.S.
Who's Eligible
Students from universities in regions covered by the Draper Fisher Jurvetson network and Cisco Systems, Inc. At least one third of the presenting team members must be students. Entities that have received more than $1,000,000 in financing are not eligible.
Important Dates

The deadline to submit applications is June 4, 2010 for U.S. applicants. Finalists will be notified on June 18, 2010, and the final competition will be held on June 29, 2010, at Cisco TelePresence facilities around the globe.

Competition Prizes

The winning team is automatically eligible for at least $250,000 in investment in the form of convertible notes.

Other Info


The competition will leverage Cisco TelePresence(TM), a video collaboration tool, to allow finalists from around the world to present their business plans in real time to a joint panel of DFJ and Cisco executives based in San Jose.