|Business Plan Competition Event Schedule 2017|
|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.|