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2nd Annual Innovation Challenge. Kick-Off and Overview Information Session #1 & #2 September 27 & 29, 2011 www.csulb.edu/innovationchallenge. Agenda: Kick-Off and Overview.     Competition Overview     Content/Format Requirements    Judging Criteria

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2nd annual innovation challenge

2nd Annual Innovation Challenge

Kick-Off and Overview

Information Session #1 & #2

September 27 & 29, 2011

www.csulb.edu/innovationchallenge

agenda kick off and overview
Agenda: Kick-Off and Overview
  •     Competition Overview
  •     Content/Format Requirements
  •    Judging Criteria
  • Team Mentor Program
  •    Important dates
  • The Awards Event - Finalist Presentations
objective
Objective
  • Conducta unique contest to identify, evaluate, select, and seed innovative ideas that have potential for commercialization.
  • Stimulate students to pursue innovative ideas, learn how to create business plans, and reward the best of those plans with business-related services and seed funding.
the competition
The Competition
  • Conducted annually
  • Open to all CSULB students
  • Each team prepares a business plan
  • Judging by professionals
  • The winning team(s) will receive:
    • Business related services
    • Seed funding
competition rewards
Competition Rewards
  • Business-related services worth up to $40,000, based on availability:
    • Office space
    • Legal assistance
    • Printing services: business cards, stationery, brochures, …
    • Marketing services/consultation
    • Accounting and tax assistance
    • Communication services: web, phone, …
  • Seed funding of $10,000
letter of intent
Letter of intent
  • Submitform from websitebetween October 15, and December 2, 2011

Includes:

- Business/technology area and the market description

- Project team members

- Other relevant information

business plan submittal
Business Plan Submittal
  • Due: February 17, 2012
  • Submit to the Innovation Challenge email mailbox in pdf format.
  • Must be approved by the team’s mentor
  • Must adhere to the guidelines provided
proposal package
Proposal Package
  • Your Business Plan:
    • No more than 20 pages. That’ s everything, cover sheet and all…
  • Workshops: How to Write a Business Plan
    • Nov 4 - 10am-noon ECS 312
    • Nov 9 - 4pm-6pm ECS 312
  • Checklist will be posted on the website
  • Need help getting started? See these sites:

http://web.sba.gov/busplantemplate/BizPlanStart.cfm

http://www.bplans.com/

http://www.sb.gov.bc.ca/starting-a-business/business-planning

judging criteria
Judging Criteria
  • Written business plan (evaluated to determine finalists)
    • Commercialization potential
    • Entrepreneurial and management experience of team members
    • Creativity of technology or business idea
    • Soundness of financial projections
    • Written Presentation and style
  • Presentations and final Business Plans for Finalists
team mentors
Team Mentors
  • Assigned once Letter of Intent is submitted
  • Each team may have two mentors, one from industry and one academic
  • Contact early and often. Advise the Innovation Challenge coordinator if trouble connecting.
  • Mentors must should off midway through the competition and MUST sign off the final business plan (an email to the challenge site)
  • Use their time wisely
finalist presentations
Finalist Presentations
  • Scheduled for April 3, 2012 am
  • Finalist teams will be invited to present
  • VCs, industry leaders, community leaders, advisory board and CSULB leaders will be invited
  • Good event for networking
final note

Final note…

Send inquiries to innovate@csulb.edu

Check this site regularly for guidance, updates and resources:

www.csulb.edu/innovationchallenge