University of Dayton Business Plan Competition 2011


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Competition Organizer

University of Dayton

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

Although anyone in the Dayton region can enter and compete for Elevator Pitch and Cameo Round prizes, entries making it to the final round must involve either a University of Dayton student or graduate. The entries must involve a start-up company.

Important Dates

The application period runs from September 13, 2010 to October 20, 2010. All teams participate in elevator pitch competition on October 30, 2010. The semi-finals (Cameo Round) takes place on November 20, with 10 teams competing for 5 finalist places. The finals take place on March 19, 2011.

Competition Prizes

First place: $20,000

Second place: $10,000

Third place: $5,000

Fourth and Fifth place: $3,000 each

Elevator pitch winner: $1,500

Semi-finalists: $1,000 each

Other Info

This will be the fifth year of the competition. For the first time, finalists will be invited to pitch their ideas to The Connor Foundation Seed Fund for up to an additional $50,000 in loans or convertible debt.