Thursday, January 12, 2012
SGEC is a global business plan challenge hosted by the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School. It is more than just a competition; based on the quality of an initial one-page business plan, applicants will receive mentorship and guidance from the University of Oxford’s business students and alumni to help grow their ideas into practical 10-page business plans. These business plans will be entered into a final competition where winners will be selected from six global regions.
Applicants are eligible for the following benefits:
- Mentorship from the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School
- Access/Membership to one of the leading student-entrepreneurship groups
- Cash Prize and opportunity to present ideas at an Oxford University event
- Eligibility for Saïd Business School Venture Fund financing (separate competition): see www.sbsventurefund.wordpress.com for more information.
The Challenge includes three rounds of review.
January 15th, 2012:
SGEC kickoff - online application system is available
January 30th, 2012:
Deadline for teams to submit a 1-page business plan
February 16th, 2012:
Applicants are notified of application status
Teams develop 10-page business plans with mentorship from the University of Oxford’s business network.
April 15th, 2012: Regional winners announced
Regional winners may choose to take part in the Saïd Business School Venture Fund competition, with the possibility of pitching to VC investors.
May 30th, 2012: Global SGEC winner(s) announced
See all the details at http://sbs.oxford.edu/sgechallenge