To create a successful business plan, entrepreneurs must ask themselves key questions, such as: Does the product or service work? Will anyone buy it? Is the organization set up to execute on the business model? Will this venture make a profit? Does it deliver social and economic value?
Students interested in the Burrill Competition are invited to participate in the new WARF Entrepreneurons seminar series! The seminars are intended to help potential student entrepreneurs answer these questions and many others. Seminar speakers and locations may change: please "Like" the Burrill Competition Facebook page to ensure you receive important event and competition announcements.
Miss an event? No problem! Seminar resources shared by presenters will available for download here.
IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
Registration and Mini-Plans due
Friday, February 28, 2014 by 12:00 PM, online
Teams register for the contest by submitting a “Mini-Plan” – maximum 2 pages – on the PitchBurner competition website by noon. Students may submit an optional accompanying 60-second video pitch. Entrepreneurs and investors from across the country will provide feedback to teams on the workability of their concepts.
Business plans due (registrants)
Friday, April 4, 2014 by 11:59 PM, online
The technology transfer agent for UW-Madsion, WARF, will provide a courtesy review of potential intellectual property issues to teams ahead of the final presentations coming due, and teams will receive additional feedback from judges after the competition.
Draft presentation due (registrants)
Friday, April 11, 2014, 12:00 PM, online
Avoid common "errors" when presenting your business plan and get concrete ideas on how to make your presentation more effective from Professional Communications instructors in the Wisconsin School of Business. Required.
Final presentations due (registrants)
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 by 12:00 PM, online
To ensure compatibility with technology provided in presentation rooms throughout Grainger Hall, please submit Microsoft PowerPoint files only.
Competition day (public invited)
Friday, May 2, 2014, all day, Grainger Hall.