COMPETITION DETAILS



TIMELINE


  • December 1, 2018 - Applications Open

  • February 24, 2019 - Application Deadline

  • March 15, 2019 - Finalists Announced

  • April 6, 2019 - Competition Finals at CMU


PRIZES


  • First Place - $4000 cash & $2500 legal services

  • Second Place - $2000 cash & $1500 legal services

  • Third Place - $1000 cash & $1000 legal services








DELIVERABLES


APPLICATION ROUND


  • Executive Summary – 3 pages maximum

  • Cover Page with:
    1. Company name
    2. Logo
    3. Name and email of all team members




FINAL ROUND


  • Business Plan – 15 pages maximum

  • Pitch Deck for:
    1. Presentation - 7 minutes
    2. Q&A - 5 minutes





ELIGIBILITY


  • Submissions should be submitted by an individual or a team of up to five members.

  • All participants MUST be undergraduate students. Teams with graduate students or students not enrolled in a university are not eligible to participate. Teams with member(s) taking a leave of absence are still eligible to participate.

  • Participants are NOT required to be Carnegie Mellon students. The CMUVC is open to any and all undergraduate students.

  • Submissions should be the individual or teams original work.




CONFIDENTIALITY | NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS


There is no formal non-disclosure agreement in place for the CMUVC. Participant's executive summaries and business plans will only be seen by the CMUVC planning committee and the judging panel. Neither of those documents will be distributed by the Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Association unless explicit permission is received from the team.

Teams should be aware that the competition is an open event, and we are not able to require audience members to sign non-disclosure agreements. Confidentiality has never presented a problem in the past, and we don't expect any issues to arise from it in the future. Feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.

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