Business Plan Competition Event Schedule

Business Plan Competition Event Schedule 2017
Date Event Location\Time
Thursday, January 19, 2017 Science & Technology Showcase (STS) sponsored by the Buerk Center and SEBA
Application to participate in the 2017 STS due Friday, Dec. 16, 2016.
Dempsey Hall, Anthony’s Executive Forum (3rd floor) from 5–7 p.m.
Open to teams and judges only.
Thursday, January 19, 2017 Networking Night/Team Formation (sponsored by the Buerk Center and SEBA) Dempsey Hall, Anthony’s Executive Forum (following STS) from 7–8:30 p.m.
All students across campus are invited!
Monday, March 13, 2017 BPC Registration Opens
Application process begins. Optional before March 27, but required by April 3.
Start your application now for the 2017 BPC!
Monday, April 3 DEADLINE TO ENTER: Submit 5–7 pg Executive Summary
This is your official submission to the Business Plan Competition! See judging criteria and submission checklist.
All Teams: Register and upload your Executive Summary online at the BPC competition website between March 27 and 11:59 pm on April 3.
April 6–9 SCREENING ROUND
Initial review and scoring of all submissions.
Closed, Online Session—Judges Only
Monday, April 10 Announcement of 36 Teams Advancing to the Investment Round Via email and on Facebook
Thursday, April 13 Investment Round Resource Night 
Mandatory that at least one person from each team attend.
6–7:30 p.m., Paccar Hall, room 294
April and May, exact dates TBD OFFICE HOURS with Legal, Entrepreneur, and VC Advisers Herbold Innovation Lab (DEM 211) Sign up in MentorConnect
Thursday, April 20 DEADLINE TO SUBMIT One-Page Executive Summary
ONE PAGE for the Investment Round judges submitted to the BPC website.
Submit on competition website by 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 26 INVESTMENT ROUND
Tradeshow-style event. Announcement of advancing teams at 6 p.m.
HUB Ballroom 1–5 p.m.

Invitation-only event; not open to the public.

Wednesday, May 17 COACHING ROUND
Noncompetitive, but mandatory round for the teams heading to the Sweet 16. Have your PowerPoints ready!
Paccar Hall, various rooms 6–8:30 p.m.
Monday, May 22 DEADLINE to Submit Full Business Plan
Now it’s time for a full 12–15 page business plan!
7 hard copies delivered or mailed to the Buerk Center Office; PDF uploaded to competition registration site by 9 a.m.
Thursday, May 25 SWEET 16 ROUND
Teams give their 15-minute presentations to a group of seven judges. Open to judges and presenting teams only.
Anthony’s Executive Forum, Dempsey Hall, 3rd floor, 8–11:30 a.m.
Thursday, May 25 FINAL ROUND
Top teams give their presentations to seven entrepreneur judges. Open to the public.
Anthony’s Executive Forum, Dempsey Hall, 3rd floor 1–4:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 25 DINNER and AWARDS CEREMONY
Invitation only for Investment Round teams and all judges, coaches, mentors, and sponsors. Celebrate the student entrepreneurs and the 20th anniversary of the BPC!
MOHAI, South Lake Union, Seattle, 6–8:30 p.m.