Intent to Compete forms due
- Competition Organizer
- Submission Date
- Business Plan Submission Date
- Awards Date
- Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)
- Competition Category
- Graduate - Local U.S.
- Undergraduate - Local U.S.
- Who's Eligible
At least one team member must be either a full-time or half-time UMass Amherst graduate student or a full-time undergraduate student. Business plans do not need to be based on a technological invention but may derive some advantage from underlying technology.
- Important Dates
The last day to submit Intent to Compete forms is February 22, 2012. After submitting a Mini-Plan, participants will be narrowed town to 5 finalist teams, who will be announced on March 16, 2012. Finalist teams must submit a final business plan by April 12, 2012. The final Innovation Challenge Business Plan Competition will take place on April 17, 2012.
- Competition Prizes
Over $50,000 in prizes will be awarded.
- Other Info
Each team will submit a Mini Plan and present it to the judges in a closed door setting. Five teams will be selected to move on to the final business plan competition, where they will each give an 8 minute PowerPoint presentation to the judges.