Business Plan Competition Preparation

The Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship offers numerous ways to prepare for the competition.

Networking Nights

Innovative? Have an idea? How do you find the right people to join your team? How do you find a team to join? The Buerk Center offers several ways throughout Autumn and Winter quarters to help you connect with like-minded students.

Check out the team formation events hosted by the Buerk Center. Pitch your idea, pitch your skills, meet students from disciplines across campus at these fun and casual meetup events.

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, HUB 145
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, HUB 145
Thursday, Dec. 1, 5:30 – 7:00 pm, HUB 145

Final Team Formation Night!
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017
Dempsey Hall, Anthony’s Executive Forum
7:00 – 8:30 pm

This final meetup before the competitions really get going in conjunction with SEBA (Science & Engineering Business Association). The Buerk Center and SEBA host the Science & Technology Showcase poster competition, followed by the largest meetup of the season! Join us for food, beverages, conversation, and lots of interesting ideas!

Don’t have time to attend an event? The 2017 Team Formation website is launched! If you’re a student seeking members for your HIC, EIC, or BPC startup team, or an individual hoping to join a team, check out our Student Entrepreneurship Team Formation site. Create your profile and then check out the Showcase page to browse for a team to join or to find team members.

Resource Nights

Offered during Winter Quarter, Resource Nights feature experts from the local entrepreneurial community teaching various aspects of writing and presenting a business plan. Resource Nights can be taken for credit (2).

Start-Up Resources

The Buerk Center’s start-up resources feature our favorite tips, blogs and resources for writing solid business plans, making a great pitch, securing funding, marketing, and more.

2017 Team Formation Website is launched! If you’re a student seeking members for your HIC, EIC, or BPC startup team, or an individual hoping to join a team, check out our Student Entrepreneurship Team Formation site. Create your profile and then check out the Showcase page to browse for a team to join or to find team members.

Learn by Example

Take a look at 5-7 page executives summaries submitted in previous years:

To view more business summaries contact Amy Sallin. In order to prepare your own executive summary, use this Submission Checklist, which includes the judging criteria judges will be using in the Screening Round to evaluate all entries.