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John P. Ellbogen $30K Entrepreneurship Competition

John P. Ellbogen $30K Entrepreneurship Competition
2011-2012 Timeline

Sep 26 First Mixer 5:00 PM Wyoming Technology Business Center
1938 Harney St.  (22nd & Harney St.) 
Oct 4 Second Mixer 11:45 AM College of Business, Room 209
Oct 18 Third Mixer 12:00 PM College of Ag, Room 137
Oct 24 Fourth Mixer 3:00 PM College of Engineering, Room 2030
Oct 31 Team Leader Registration and Business Concepts Due 1:00 PM
Team leader must be a currently enrolled UW student.  Teammates can be added throughout the competition but must be registered by February 1, 2012.  Registration is done via the $30K website.  Team leader submits the business concept and a brief bio of each team member (UW Major, year in school, hometown).  Business concept should not exceed 2 pages. See the $30K website for an idea of what should be covered.  Concept may be emailed to or brought in on a flash drive or CD to the Management and Marketing office, College of Business 354 E.
Nov 11 Semi-finalists announced at noon
Up to ten semi-finalists will be selected from the business concept submissions and move on to the interview process.  Semi-finalist team leaders will be contacted to set up interview times. Semi-finalist teams will be announced in the news section of the website.
Nov 14-18 Screening Interviews of Semi-finalists
30 minute team interviews will be conducted by local business experts to determine viability and passion.
Nov 30 Competition Finalists Selected and Announced
WTBC business counselors will be assigned to guide and mentor the finalists in preparation of the business plan and final presentation in March.
Feb 1 Last day to register team members
Feb 29 Business Plans Due 1:00 PM College of Business, Room 354
Finalists will submit their plans to the coordinator in the College of Business 354 E.  Plans can be submitted via email or brought in on flash drive/CD.  Plans will be converted to .pdf and shared with the WTBC business counselors and judges.  Plans will not be accepted after 1 pm.
Mar 16 Judge comments and suggestions provided to teams
Teams are urged to make adjustments prior to the final presentation.
Mar 30 John P. Ellbogen $30K Entrepreneurship Competition Location TBA
Finalists will present their business plan to a panel of judges.  Presentations may not exceed 20 minutes and teams should be prepared for an additional 10 minute Q&A with the judging panel.  Teams may use props, PowerPoint, etc.

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