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).
Plans will be distributed to the judges for evaluation of the written plan prior to the competition.
Judges Evaluation Guidelines
Evaluation will take place in the semi-final and final rounds. Judges will evaluate the semi-finalists written plans a week prior to the semi-final round. Judges will again evaluate plans based on the oral presentation by each team. The final decision is based on the judges' qualitative evaluation and consultations with each other during their deliberation session following the presentations. Judges will ultimately consider the entire business concept looking at overall feasibility, combined with significant capital gains potential, attractive investment possibilities and actual implementation. Judges will consist of entrepreneurs, investors, and academics experienced in the entrepreneurial process. There will be 4-7 judges per panel at the event.
Terms and Conditions
The Price Center may include a copy of your plan in our growing library of sample business plans. The documents contained in our library are for reference only and are not allowed to be duplicated or checked out of the Price Center unless you have specifically released your permission to do so. If you do not wish to have your plan included in the library, please send us a letter with contact information and your wishes.
Attn: Knapp Venture Competition
The Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
110 Westwood Plaza, Entrepreneurs Hall
Suite C305, Box 951581
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1481
Be able to discuss risk. Risk factors can be segmented into 5 categories, which are product (or technology), market, competitive, financial and management.