We advise plans to be up to 25 (typed and double-spaced) pages of text, including the executive summary and summary financial data. Appendices should follow the text portion of the plan with detailed spreadsheets and other appropriate data. Financial data should include a cash flow statement, income statement, and balance sheet. The plan should include an explanation of necessary funds and uses. If you are seeking Angel funding (less than $1 MM), label the front of your plan "A-track." If you are seeking over $1MM, label the front of your plan "V-track" for Venture Funding.
Semi Final and FInal Business Plans are due in April and May, all commununication regarding specific dates is made through the Entrepreneur Assoication email listserv.
An electronic copy of the semi finals plan should be sent to Angela Klein (firstname.lastname@example.org). We expect 6 hard copies of your Finals plan.
Plans will be distributed to the judges for evaluation of the written plan prior to the competition.
UCLA Anderson students must lead in the presentation. Company members may be present to answer questions, but non-student team members cannot lead the presentation.
or semi-finalist and finalist presentations at UCLA, each team will be given fifteen (15) minutes to present their business plan followed by a ten (10) minute question & answer session between the presenting team and the judges. There will be a few minutes between each presenting team for setup/breakdown.
All public sessions of the competition, including but not limited to oral presentations and Q&A, are open to the public at large. Any and all of these public sessions may be broadcast to interested persons through the media. Any data or information discussed or divulged in public sessions should be considered information that will likely enter the public realm, and competitors should not assume any right of confidentiality to any data or information discussed, divulged or presented in these sessions. Neither UCLA Anderson, the Price Center, nor their designate organizations assume any duty to screen or otherwise control the identity of those attending, viewing or hearing all or part of these public sessions, and participants agree that by entering the competition they have been made aware that such attendees, viewers and recipients may include members of the media and potential competitors in addition to members of the financial community, students and faculty.
Participants agree to allow UCLA Anderson to videotape the oral presentations and the Q&A sessions. UCLA Anderson may market and distribute these videos. By competing in the competition, participants agree to grant UCLA Anderson and/or organizations designated by them the unlimited right to videotape, audiotape, transcribe or otherwise record all public sessions of the competition, including but not limited to oral presentations and question/answer sessions. All participants agree that UCLA Anderson, the Price Center and/or their designate organizations may use any such transcriptions and/or recording(s) (in whole or part) for such publicity and marketing purposes.
Equipment provided includes a built in multi-media projector and computer with internet access, DVD/CD player, and USB ports. Computer software includes Windows XP, Adobe Acrobat, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office 2003 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Netscape, Power DVD Player, Quicktime Player, Real One Player, Windows Media Player9, and WinZip.