The 2011 Business Plan Competition at The Paul Merage School of Business is one of the nation's premier business plan competitions offering all UC Irvine students, staff and researchers the opportunity to form a team, create a business plan and potentially fund their business idea all within seven months.
The competition begins with our signature Kick-off event. At the Competition Kick-off, participants learn more details about the competition prizes, rules, registration procedures and meet some of the winners from previous years. After registering on www.vator.tv, participants form a team, submit their concept papers, attend competition related workshops and submit their final business plan. This culminates in the selection of the semi-finalists and the finalists.
The Final Presentations and Awards Ceremony for the Competition will be held on Friday, May 20, 2011, where $36,000 in cash prizes will be awarded. Between the kick-off and finals, we offer four workshops covering a broad area of business plan development skills led by expert practitioners from across Orange County. The Competition also provides individual team coaches to all teams that qualify for the semi-finals.