5th Annual University of San Francisco $25k International Business Plan Competition Call for Entries

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University of San Francisco $25,000 entrepreneur contest: All current graduate students may register to compete for $25,000 and the chance to present their new business proposals before dozens of Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists at the 5th annual University of San Francisco International Business Plan Competition, http://www.BusinessPlanCompetition.org.

The University of San Francisco Entrepreneurship Program is delighted to invite all current graduate students to submit proposals to compete in the 5th annual University of San Francisco Pacific Specialty Insurance International Business Plan Competition.

The USF PSI International Business Plan Competition is one of the World's Premier Graduate University Business Plan Competitions. The 2007 Contest will be held March 28 - 31. All graduate students from every nation are invited to submit business plan proposals for participation by February 1. Full details at http://www.BusinessPlanCompetition.org.

Total Awards for the 2007 Competition will total approximately $25,000; however, the real prize is the chance for graduate students to offer their business proposals before dozens of leading Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists and Chief Executives. Judges from previous USF competitions have included venture capital partners with: Kleiner Perkins, Crosslink Capital, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, De Novo Ventures, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Nth Power, Garage Technology Ventures, Globespan Capital, and many more; such as those featured in the USF Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index (Bloomberg ticker: USFSVVCI) http://www.usfca.edu/sobam/nvc/pub/svvcindex.html. This year's contest winner will also be offered a one hour presentation to VC partners at Kleiner Perkins.

As the only University Business Plan Competition in Silicon Valley open to complete graduate teams from other universities, the USF Competition provides a unique entrepreneurial opportunity for all graduate students. CNET covered part of last year's event - link below. http://news.com.com/Cancer+cure+company+wins+business+plan+challenge/2100-1008_3-6054488.html?tag=cd.top

We invite currently enrolled graduate students to submit a 5 - 7 page executive summary of their business plans by email attachment by February 1, 2007 for full consideration. Submissions should be emailed to the contest director: Professor Mark Cannice.

A downloadable contest poster is at: http://www.usfca.edu/sobam/nvc/bpc/cfp.html

Full contest information is at:


Please consider posting this graduate student opportunity on your website.

Mark V. Cannice, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship

Leader-Founder, USF Entrepreneurship Program

School of Business and Management

University of San Francisco

2130 Fulton Street San Francisco, CA 94117



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