Donald W. Reynolds Governors Cup - Nevada

Description

1. The competition is open to all faculty-sponsored, full-time and part-time degree- or certificate-seeking undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at any of Nevada’s universities, colleges, or community colleges. Enrollment includes classes taken during the summer session(s) of the year preceding the entry deadline, the fall semester preceding the contest deadline, and/or the spring semester during which the contest takes place. We rely on the student and his or her faculty sponsor to verify enrollment criteria. NCET reserves the exclusive right to determine the validity of enrollment.

2. The business plan may be prepared under faculty supervision for credit in a regularly scheduled course or as an independent study. The plan may also be prepared under faculty supervision with no official credit.

3. All students wishing to compete in the 2013 Governor’s Cup competition must submit an “Intent to Compete” by registering by 5pm (PST) on February 21, 2013. Each team must designate a Team Captain. Each student team is responsible for verifying that his or her Intent to Compete was received by NCET prior to the deadline.

4. To enter the Lt. Governor’s Award Competition, the team captain – on the Business Plan Upload page – must 1) check the box marked “Please enter my business plan in the Lt. Governor’s Award Competition” and 2) submit a brief explanation (50 words maximum) of why your business plan best employs clean, renewable or efficient energy technologies and services.

5. Each team may submit only one business plan to the competition. Individual students can be members of multiple teams, but team captain of only one team.

6. Either an individual or a group may develop the business plan. Team members may not exceed six eligible students. The management team outlined in the plan will contain the names of individuals (if any) who are not associated with the university. Presenting group members must be students and have a key role on the management team (i.e. CEO, COO, VP, etc.). Non-student members of the ventures management team may not participate in any presentations, including the finals.

7. Teams are encouraged to have graduate and undergraduate students work together on teams for the purpose of cross-pollination of experience and mentoring opportunities. Teams with any one member enrolled in graduate school during the academic year should enter in the graduate competition. NCET reserves the exclusive right to determine the category in which a student or team competes.

8. The business plan must represent the original work of each contestant. Each submission indicates that the business plan is the original work of the author(s). The author(s) will retain all rights to the plan regarding its use at all times prior to and following the competition. Any team submitting a plagiarized business plan will be disqualified.

Complete rules at http://www.ncetgovcup.org/contest-rules/

Website

http://www.NCETgovcup.org

Competition Organizer

NCET - Nevada's Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology

Local US Event
Reno, NV
Submission Date

2-21-2013

Business Plan Submission Date

3-20-2013

Awards Date

4-18-2013

Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)

$154,000

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

The competition is open to all faculty-sponsored, full-time and part-time degree- or certificate-seeking undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at any of Nevada’s universities or colleges.

Competition Prizes

Separate graduate and undergraduate competitions and prizes:
1st Prize $25,000
2nd Prize $15,000
3rd Prize $10,000
$10,000 prize for best technology business plan

Other Info

Complete rules at http://www.ncetgovcup.org/contest-rules/

Judging criteria at http://www.ncetgovcup.org/judging-criteriaresources/