Resource Nights

ALL: 4:30-6:00 pm, Admissions & Alumni Building

Friday, Jan. 26, 2018: Team Formation Night

  • Local entrepreneurs with ideas, looking for a team of students/alumni; Students/Alumni with an idea, looking for team members; and Students/Alumni who want to join a team
  • Download materials: powerpoint slides

Monday, Feb. 5, 2018: Customers and Market Research

  • Subject matter experts will work with you to workshop: market opportunity, target customer, customer validation, market problem
  • Download materials: powerpoint slidesworksheet handouts

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018: Marketing and Go to Market

  • Subject matter experts will work with you to workshop: your service solution, sales and market opportunity, competitive advantage, and secret sauce 

Monday, Mar. 5, 2018: Financials and Projections

  • Subject matter experts will work with you to workshop: funding needs and usage, financial projections, and assumptions

Monday, March 19, 2018

DEADLINE to submit BPC entry, including Business Plan Summary (2-3 pages). Due by 11:59pm (NO EXCEPTIONS). 

Wednesday, March 21-Sunday, March 25, 2018

Screening Round. Business plans will be reviewed by a panel of judges and will determine whether who continues on to the Trade Show/Elevator Pitch Round.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Announcement of which teams are advancing to the Semi-Finals (Trade Show/Elevator Pitch Round).

Sunday, April 8, 2018

MANDATORY Business Plan Competition /Entrepreneurs Mini Boot camp
1-5pm, Pigott Building

Sunday, April 29, 2018

DEADLINE to submit electronic copy of a one-page business summary due (must be submitted to ecenter@seattleu.edu by 12 p.m., NO EXCEPTIONS).

Thursday, May 3, 2018

BPC Semi-Finals: Elevator Pitch + Trade Show
The Trade Show is open to the Seattle University community, friends, family, colleagues, and the public. Set-up can begin at 9:30 am.
11am - 2 pm, Campion Ballroom

Friday, May 4, 2018

Notification to Trade Show/Elevator Pitch Round participants of which teams advance to the Final Round.

TBD (tentative)
First round of coaching sessions for teams advancing to the final round. These mandatory sessions are generally two hours per team.

TBD (tentative)
Second round of coaching sessions for teams advancing to the final round. These mandatory sessions are generally two hours per team.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

DEADLINE to submit complete business plan (12-15 pages with up to 5 additional pages for appendix allowed). Submit electronic copy as attachment due to ecenter@seattleu.edu by 5pm.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Final Presentation Day
2-5pm, Campion Ballroom