General Business Plan Competition Information Powerpoint

Center for Leadership Education, Whiting School of Engineering
Carey Business School
The Lynn C. and Joseph R. Reynolds, Jr. Entrepreneurship Fund
Dr. Shirley Yang
Hopkins Student Group Sponsors
Alpha Kappa Psi
Hopkins Medical Device Network
Hopkins Student Enterprises
• First launched in the 1998 - 1999 academic year by the W.P. Carey
Program in Entrepreneurship and Management (now part of the Center
for Leadership Education), started as a competition just for full-time
undergraduate students.
• The competition is now open to all full-time, part-time, and post-doc
students from any of the academic divisions of the University.
• Highly qualified judges from a variety of business fields are selected to
evaluate students’ executive summaries, business plans and
Each business plans may be submitted to only one of the following categories:
1. Medical Technologies/Life Sciences (includes Biotechnology and Medical Devices)
2. General Business
3. Social Enterprises
2013 Prize Packages
General Business Category
1st Place - $6,000
2nd Place - $4,000
3rd Place - $2,000
Runners Up - $250
Medical Technologies/Life Sciences Category
1st Place - $6,000
2nd Place - $4,000
3rd Place - $2,000
Runners Up - $250
Social Enterprise Category
1st Place - $6,000
2nd Place - $4,000
3rd Place - $2,000
Runners Up - $250
• At least one team member has to be an enrolled student (either full-time or part-time) in one
of the academic divisions at Johns Hopkins University.
• Student can enter as an individual or with other team members.
• If the team consists of non-Hopkins members, the Hopkins' student(s) must participate in
the presentation if the team makes it to the semi-finals and finals.
Pre-Existing Companies
• Teams may submit business plans for pre-existing companies, provided that:
• The company is pre-profit
• The company has received less than $10,000 in outside investment.
Re-Entering the Competition in the Future
• Business plans that have placed first, second, or third in any category in any previous years
of the Hopkins' Business Plan Competition may not re-enter, even if the plan has been
substantially changed.
Business Concept & Strategy Round
Friday, February 15, 2013: Business Concept & Strategy and Optional but
Strongly Encouraged Video Pitch Submission
Friday, February 22, 2013: Sixteen Semi-Finalist teams in each category are
Small Business Plan Round
Friday, March 1, 2013: Small business plans are due (3 to 5 pages)
Friday, March 8, 2013: Eight Finalist teams in each category announced
Full Written Business Plan Round
Friday, March 22, 2013: Full written business plans due (15-20 pgs.)
Final Presentation Round and Winners Announced
Friday, April 12, 2013
• 7 Minute Presentation
• 8 Minute Question & Answer by the judges
The Business Concept and Strategy is a 1-2 page summary of your business idea. It
should identify the problem your business addresses, the target market and
competitive advantage of your business. The Business Concept and Strategy must be
submitted via YouNoodle by Friday, February 15, 2013 b y 12:00 pm.
While not required, entrants are strongly encouraged to include a two minute video
elevator pitch with their Business Concept and Strategy (via VIMEO or YOUTUBE link).
The eligible student should be featured in the video pitch.
Sixteen Semi-Finalists per category will be announced on Friday, February 22, 2013.
Any Questions
For more information:
Access Official Website:
To email questions, contact:
Pam Arrington
[email protected]

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