Business Plan Competition
- 1st Place $10,000
- 2nd Place $5,000
- 3rd Place $2,500
- 4th Place $1,000
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University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada, R3T 2N2
The Stu Clark New Venture Championships: Undergraduate Edition is open to all post-secondary schools in Manitoba and students can apply individually or as a team. This competition is an excellent opportunity to bridge classroom learning to real life experience as students pitch their ideas in front of judges and gain valuable feedback.
April 16 & 17, 2021
Delivered virtually on Zoom
The competition is for graduate students to gain real experience while developing and growing new ventures based on the student created, managed or owned ventures. Teams will also receive expertise and feedback from our leading industry expert judges including Stu Clark himself.
Throughout this 2-day competition teams will compete in an Elevator Pitch and Business Plan Presentation for and will evaluate the feasibility, market opportunity and business model of a new venture.
Note: All 16 teams are competing in the semi-finals on Friday April 16, however this round is not open to the public to watch. Teams will find out live Saturday morning at 9:30 am who the final 4 teams are. Format for the live presentations are: 15 minute presentation then 10 minute Q&A from a panel of expert judges.
Friday, April 16, 2021
*All activities on Friday are closed to the public. All times in CST.
Saturday, April 17, 2021
*All activities on Saturday are open to the public. All times in CST.
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Executive summaries should include:
The Stu Clark New Venture Championships: Undergraduate Edition is an exciting competition open to all undergraduate students in Manitoba!
Throughout this 2-day competition individually or as a team, students will compete in an Elevator Pitch and Business Plan Presentation for a generous prize purse!
Application and executive summaries are due Wednesday March 17, 2021 (11:59 PM CST)
What is an elevator pitch? One presenter pitches their business venture in a concise but thorough and engaging way.
Teams will be chosen and notified by Wednesday March 24, 2021 regarding their acceptance.
Written business plans from all teams are due to email@example.com by Friday April 9, 2021 (11:59 PM CST)
As this competition is open to the public, data or information discussed or divulged throughout the competition is considered information that can enter the public domain therefore teams requiring non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) should not participate.
Any footage of the event will be used for marketing, PR, promotional materials.
All prize money is in Canadian dollars and will be distributed after the competition.
Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship
Room 212 Drake Centre
181 Freedman Crescent
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada