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  1. INFORMATION SESSION

  2. Overview • Introducing the Beall Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship • Introducing the Merage School Business Plan Competition • Benefits of Participation • How it Works • Using YouNoodle • Key Dates

  3. MISSION The Center provides programs, resources and relationships for the UC Irvine entrepreneurial community to enhance their ability to successfully transfer new ideas into business ventures. DON BEALL CENTER FOR INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP VISION Provide global thought leadership in the science of innovation and the art of entrepreneurship.

  4. LEVERAGING OUR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE UCI Merage School of Business Talent, Insight & Passion The Don Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship World Class Technology Global Resources Business & Investment Community UCI Technology Entrepreneurs

  5. Beall Center Programs SCOREOne-on-One Student Advisory Service

  6. Introducing the Merage School Business Plan Competition • Eleventh year running • Provides deal flow to • Tech Coast Angels, Orange County • Venture Capital~Private Equity Roundtable, Palo Alto • Open to all UCI students, researchers and faculty • Each team must have at least 3 members • Each team must have at least 2 full time, currently registered UCI students, one must be a Merage student

  7. Benefits of Participation • Key skill to have whatever one does in life • Develop team leadership and business creation skills • Consummate networking opportunity: meet investors • $30,000 in cash awards • Free download of Business Plan Pro by Palo Alto Software • 4 great skills workshops taught by experts in their fields • Potentially create first job out of college • Semi-Finalists post elevator pitch at OC Register.com • Bottom line: It’s about realizing dreams

  8. 2009 Awards and Prizes Overall Competition Prizes: $15,000 First Place Prize and advance to Tech Coast Angels Seed Financing Invitational $7,500 Second Place Prize and advance to Tech Coast Angels Seed Financing Invitational $2,500 Third Place Prize and advance to Tech Coast Angels Seed Financing Invitational 2 Wild card teams advance to Tech Coast Angels Seed Financing Invitational Best Concept Paper Undergraduate Specific Prizes: $2,500 Cash First Place Prize $1,500 Cash Second Place Prize $1,000 Cash Third Place Prize Best Undergraduate Concept Paper

  9. How Does It Work? 2 3 1 Turn-in Concept Paper by February 9 Attend Workshops 4 Register at merage.uci.edu By January 9 7 Semi-Finalists Selected and Coach Assigned February 18 Winners Announced 5 6 Turn-in finished Business Plan by April 13 Present Business Plan On April 30

  10. How Does It Work? • Join Merage BPC Group on YouNoodle (http://younoodle.com) • Register team on YouNoodle • Your Name (team leader) • -E-mail address • -Phone Number • -University and School • Team Name • -Other team information • Team Member data • Deadline is Jan 9

  11. Registration for the Business Plan Competition through YouNoodle

  12. How Does It Work? • Phase I - Concept Paper: • Workshops and Presentations • -Assessing the Market Dec 3 • -How to Develop a Winning Concept and Lead Your • Team to Success Jan 14 • Registration Deadline Jan 9 • Concept Papers Due Feb 9

  13. How Does It Work? • Phase II - Business Plan: • Up to 20 Finalist teams Chosen Feb 18 • Matched with coach/mentors • Additional Workshops and Presentations • -How to write a Business Plan Mar 4 • -Presentation Skills for Pitching Investors Apr 8 • Business Plans Due Apr 13 • Elevator Pitch Video Taping Apr 14 • Final Presentations and AwardsApr 30

  14. How Do I Form a Team? • Open to all UCI students, staff and researchers • Each team must have of at least 3 members • Each team must have at least 2 full time, currently registered UCI students • One team member must be a Merage student • Competition managed through www.younoodle.com

  15. What New with BPC this year: YouNoodle

  16. What New with BPC this year: YouNoodle

  17. What New with BPC this year: YouNoodle

  18. What New with BPC this year: YouNoodle

  19. What New with BPC this year: YouNoodle

  20. What New with BPC this year: YouNoodle

  21. What New with BPC this year: YouNoodle

  22. Key Dates • Team Registration Deadline: January 9, 2009 • Concept Papers Due: February 9 • Final Judging:    April 30, 2009

  23. Where to Get Information Charlie Baecker, Director Don Beall Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship The Paul Merage School of Business 949-824-1172 cbaecker@uci.edu Merage.uci.edu