Santa Clara University Business School Competition Solicits Boomer Business Plans by April 23, 2010

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Sixth Annual Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit & Business Plan Competition Takes Place June 15-16; Winners Eligible for $11,000 in Prizes

The Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University, and Mary Furlong & Associates are soliciting business plans for the seventh annual Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit and Business Plan Competition, taking place at Santa Clara University.

What:
Entrepreneurs interested in participating are asked to submit a full 5-page business plan by April 23. The Summit is interested in business plans targeting the older adult marketplace with an emphasis on biodesign, medical devices, geriatrics and gerontology. Finalists will compete for a $10,000 grand prize or $1,000 prize for the Best Elevator Pitch.

When:
Business Plan submission due date:
Friday, April 23, 2010 by 5:00pm PDT
To enter the competition, please join our YouNoodle group and submit your plan: http://www.younoodle.com/groups/scuboomerventure

Event:                                    
Tuesday and Wednesday, June 15-16, 2010
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California

Information:
For more information, please visit http://www.scuboomerventure.com or send an email to inquiries(at)scuboomerventure(dot)com.

About the Leavey School of Business
The Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University began in 1926, and was one of the first business schools in the country to receive national accreditation. Its undergraduate business program is among the top 35 in the nation (and among top three in California), its MBA program has ranked in the top 15 for the last decade, and its Executive MBA is ranked 19th in the U.S. The school opened its new $49 million building for undergraduate, graduate, and professional business education in fall 2008. For more information, see http://www.scu.edu/business/.

About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located 40 miles south of San Francisco in California’s Silicon Valley, offers its 8,758 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s and law degrees and engineering Ph.D.s. Distinguished nationally by one of the highest graduation rates among all U.S. master’s universities, California’s oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice. For more information, see http://www.scu.edu.

About Mary Furlong & Associates
Mary Furlong & Associates works with companies seeking to capitalize on new business and investment opportunities in the boomer market. The company provides business development, financing strategy and integrated marketing solutions to entrepreneurs, corporations and non-profit organizations serving the 50+ market. Mary Furlong is the Dean’s Executive Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Leavey School of Business. See http://www.maryfurlong.com for more information about the boomer marketplace.

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