2009 DEN Business Plan Competition
Details about the 2009 Seattle finals, judges, and contestants is now available online.
The 2009 Dartmouth Business Plan Competition is kicking off. Please
see the contest rules and details below. Teams must have
at least one member who is affiliated with the Dartmouth community
(defined as: student, alumnus, faculty, researcher, staff member, etc. of
any graduate school or the undergraduate college).
One plan will be chosen from each Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network (DEN)
chapter to compete in the Finals at Dartmouth. There will be a qualifying
round in the Seattle area to select our chapter's entrant. Seattle's
winning team (or representatives) must be able to fly to
Hanover for the Final Round presentations on May 8th. The winning
team at the Finals receives $50,000 and significant VC and angel
Please direct any questions to:
DEN Seattle organizer Allison FitzGerald (firstname.lastname@example.org), or,
Tuck liaison Mac Dougherty (Thomas.M.Dougherty@tuck.dartmouth.edu)
and view the competition rules.
Key dates and deadlines:
13, 12PM (Seattle
Indication of interest in participating due. Contestants must
confirm their interest in participating via an email to email@example.com.
There is no penalty for changing your mind and deciding NOT to participate
after this date, however only people who have confirmed their interest
will receive future email updates. If you do not email by this time you
risk missing important information.
Saturday April 4,
1-2 page executive summary due. Submit via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Top 5 teams notified by email that they have made it to the Qualifying Rounds
to be held in Seattle on April 18th.
Sunday April 12,
Full business plans due from top 5 teams. Submit via email to email@example.com.
Saturday April 18 (Seattle Qualifying Round, tentative
9AM-12PM, local location tbd)
Qualifying Round presentations from top 5 teams to Seattle judging
panel. Format to strictly parallel the Final Round
format: 10 minute powerpoint and 10 minute Q&A per team.
Presentations will be open to an audience for learning purposes, therefore
business plans will not be kept confidential. Winning Seattle team
determined at this time after judge deliberations.
Thursday April 23, 5pm
(Seattle winning team
Final edits of winning Seattle business plan and powerpoint decks due.
Submit via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday May 8th
Location Hanover, NH; time tbd)
Qualifying Round winners from all cities compete in Finals
at Dartmouth. Winner of nationwide competition determined at this time.