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Upcoming Competitions and Workshops for UVU student entrepreneurs and others!



What

WSB Hallway Business Coaching

When

Wed., Feb 4, 10:30 AM -- 1:00 PM

Where

UVU Woodbury Building main hallway

Why

Space will be available for five trade-show type displays.  The purpose is to coach student teams in specific areas of expertise such as accounting, law and marketing, etc., to help students refine their submissions for the Utah Entrepreneurial Challenge competition and other upcoming competitions.




What

UVU Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Don Watkins

When

Available by appointment online (http://bit.ly/uvumentor) or email at: jessica.olsen@uvu.edu

Where

UVU Woodbury WB 136b

Why

These private, no-cost appointments with Don Watkins allow for UVU student entrepreneurs to discuss their specific business issues and strategies in a confidential manner.  Don is a co-founder of Handstands, Inc., a leading marketer and manufacturer of car care accessories.  He is a highly-regarded and much sought-after mentor for up and coming entrepreneurs.





What

UVU Start-up Group Networking Events

When

7:30 -9:00 PM on the fourth Tuesday of every month throughout the semester

(Feb. 26; March 26; April 23 for Spring 2013 semester)

Where

UVU Business Resource Center ( http://goo.gl/maps/w71F1 )

Why

This is a student entrepreneur networking event designed to help identify and assess viable market opportunities and build new ventures.  Start-up groups can share information on resources, contacts, etc. 

Free pizza and soda.  Sponsorships welcomed.





What

INNOVATEUVU Idea Competition

When

Applications due on Monday, Feb. 4. 

Winners announced Friday, Feb 8

Where

www.uvu.edu/innovateuvu

Why

This is an opportunity for UVU students to submit their ideas for possible inventions, works of arts and letters, any other creative and innovative thinking that has been rattling around in their brains and needing to see the light of day.  Apply today!  Simple.  No prototypes necessary





What

Utah Entrepreneurial Challenge Competition (http://www.ues.utah.edu/uec)

When

Wed., Feb. 6 -- Executive Summary Submission Due by 5:00pm

 

Mon., Mar. 4 -- Business Plans and video Due by 5:00pm

 

Sat., Mar. 30 from 9:00am-2:00pm -- Finalist Presentations

 

Tues., Apr. 9 from 5:30pm-9:00pm -- Final Awards Banquet

 

Where

Final Awards Banquet at Rice-Eccles Stadium Tower (by invitation only)

Why

The Utah Entrepreneur Challenge is one of the largest business plan competitions in the nation. The Challenge focuses on the development of a full, comprehensive business plan, which will be analyzed and judged by leaders within Utah’s business community.  The winning business plan will be awarded $40,000 for business start-up.

Who

University students from across Utah are eligible for entry. Participants can enter either as a team or on an individual basis.





























 







What

Grow America Innovative Product Competition  (http://www.growam.com/competition)

When

Voting closes on February 26.  (social voting online as well as formal judging)

Winners announced on or before March 1

Where

www.growam.com/competition and log in with FaceBook

Why

Top Products Win Cash: $20k first, $10k second, $5k third place






What

2013 Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC) Learn more at:  http://goo.gl/m0Cpr  

When

February 18, 2013 – Applications Due

Other dates

RBPC Finalists Announced: March 11, 2013

Invited Teams Confirm: March 15, 2013

Written Business Plan Due: March 18, 2013

Rice Business Plan Competition: April  11-13, 2013

Where

http://alliance.rice.edu/uploadedFiles/RBPC/Email_Marketing/2013/2013_RBPC_InfoSheet.pdf

APPLY TO COMPETE at www.rbpc.rice.edu

Who

The RBPC is intended for new startup ventures created and managed by currently-enrolled graduate students (although undergraduates are eligible to participate on these teams). All teams should have the endorsement of a university faculty or staff advisor.

A separate track is available for social ventures developing products for underdeveloped or disadvantaged areas or countries.

There is no limit to the number of teams from a school that can apply to compete.

Complete rules can be found on the RBPC website at www.rbpc.rice.edu

Why

Rice University invites 42 university teams from around the world to compete for more than $1 million in cash and prizes in front of over 250 investors and other judges at Rice University in Houston, Texas.

Every team invited to compete is guaranteed to take home at least one cash prize.

The RBPC is designed to give student startups the real-world experience of fine-tuning their business plans and pitching to investors. The teams will present their ideas to more than 250 venture capitalists, angel investors, entrepreneurs, and other  industry leaders, whose judging criteria is to rank the teams based on which company they would most likely invest. Throughout the three-day competition, the RBPC provides unparalleled access to mentoring, feedback, and networking opportunities with this world-class group of judges.

































   




















What

UVU Entrepreneurship Awards Banquet

When

Wednesday, April 10, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Where

Centre Stage in the UVU Sorensen Center

Why

Please join with us as we recognize UVU's outstanding student entrepreneurs, sponsors, business coaches, mentors, and faculty.








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