LES Foundation Graduate Student Business Plan Competition 2011



Competition Organizer

The LES Foundation was established by The Licensing Executives Society (USA and Canada), the preeminent professional organizatio

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

Currently enrolled in (or recently graduated from) an MS/MBA/MD/JD/PhD degree program with a curriculum that involves the preparation of a business plan.  Teams may not be eligible if they have significant sales revenues in priorcalendar years or have raised investment capital before March 2010 from sources outside of friends and family.

Important Dates

The deadline for submission of business plans is March 4, 2011. The competition takes place on June 4, 2011 in London, England.

Competition Prizes

The winning team will receive $10,000 and valuable in-kind prizes. Each runner-up team will win $1,000.  Finalist teams will also compete for LESI’s $5,000 Global Award.

Other Info

The business plan must have a core IP licensing component and should include a summary of key points of the proposed licensing transactions.  The business plan should articulate an intention to appropriately legally protect intellectual assets and also articulate reasonable strategies to transfer them in some form of a licensing arrangement.