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2016-2017 Schedule



September 30, 2016

Competition Kick Off:

Competition opens; information available online or email umbizplan@miami.edu

December 20, 2016

Concept Paper Submission Deadline:

3-5  page Concept Paper must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. to umbizplan@miami.edu (see detailed instructions under guidelines section)

December 28, 2016

Concept Paper Distribution to Panelists for Screening:

Concept Paper submissions made available to Panelists for screening.

January 27, 2016

Semifinalist Concept Paper Selection Announced:

Concept Papers selected for advancement to next round of the competition.

January 30, 2017

Mentoring Assignments Announcements:

Semifinalist teams are assigned a mentor from the business community.

February 10, 2017

Progress Check with Mentors

Front end of the Business Plan (Overview, Product Description, Value Proposition) should be complete. Unresponsive teams will be dropped from the competition.

March 7, 2017

Semi Finalist Business Plan Submission Deadline:

Final business plans due via email to umbizplan@miami.edu by 4:00 p.m.

March 29, 2017

Semifinalist Presentations:

Judges will see all the semifinalists present and select the top 4 teams in each track: (1) undergraduate; and (2) graduate and alumni to advance to the Grand Finale Live Pitch the following day. 

March 30, 2017

Grand Finale - Live Pitch:

Top 4 teams in each track compete "live" in front of an audience and judges. 

Winning teams and prizes awarded, reception immediately following.


March 30, 2017 - Business Plan Competition Finals Agenda

 5:30 p.m.   15th Annual Business Plan Competition Finals - Live Pitch 
 7:00 p.m. 

 Awards & Reception 

 Network with alumni, faculty, and community leaders as we celebrate the winners of the
 15th annual business plan competition 

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