The Governor’s Cup Collegiate Business Plan Competition will consist of professionals from a wide array of industries including successful entrepreneurs, professional services providers, venture capitalists and angel investors who will judge the business plans based on criteria presented in the Written Business Plan and the Oral Presentation Scorecards.
Business plans will be submitted online for this portion of the competition. No printed copies are required.
Oklahoma investment, business and community leaders will determine the eight Small Business Division semifinalists. Each Judge will evaluate plans based on the Written Business Plan Scorecard. The teams chosen to move forward to the oral competition will be posted online and an email notification will be sent to Team Leaders and Advisors with judges’ comments.
Revised business plans will be submitted online. No printed copies are required.
All team presentations will be conducted April 4-5 at the Presbyterian Health Foundation Research Park Conference Center at 655 Research Parkway in Oklahoma City. The eight Small Business semifinalist teams will present to a panel of Oklahoma investors, business and community leaders on Friday. The six finalists will present on Saturday with the top three winners in each division announced at the Awards Dinner on April 10. All presentations must be able to display on a computer running Windows 7, Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010, Adobe Flash and Apple Quicktime with no additional software required.
April 8, 2013 is the deadline for the Revised Plan and Powerpoint Presentation, the Official Oral Competition Submittal Form, and the Paulsen Award application. Business plans will be submitted online so no hard copies are required.
The order of team presentations will be randomly selected and an email with detailed information and an agenda will be sent to each Team Leader and Advisor.
All presentations must be able to display on a computer running Windows 7, Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010, Adobe Flash and Apple Quicktime with no additional software required. Teams may bring a copy of their presentation to upload during their set up time. Competition managers are not responsible in the event there is an issue with this transaction.
In addition to the team presentations, a representative from each team also will make a 90-second pitch at the beginning of their oral presentation. This will be scored separately and the winning pitches will be incorporated into the Awards dinner ceremony. More details on this opportunity will be provided.
Oklahoma Business Roundtable Interviews
Simultaneous to the oral presentations will be interviews for the Oklahoma Business Roundtable Paulsen Award, which provides one student in the Small Business Division with a $5,000 scholarship that can be used for tuition on any Oklahoma college campus.
This competition will be held at Oklahoma’s state of the art facility, the Presbyterian Health Foundation Conference Center. Please visit www.phfcc.com to view the facility. At the conference center, there will be space available for warm up, if desired.
Decision of the judges will be final and winners announced at the Awards dinner on April 10.
Mileage and Hotel Expenses:
Each team is responsible for its own expenses incurred during the competition.
Since the Finalists will be announced during the reception on April 4, we suggest that all Semifinalist teams and advisors take into consideration the need for hotel accommodations if traveling a distance. Hotel arrangements will be made by teams.
Click here for a list of hotels near the competition location.
|Forms, Scorecards and Applications||The Paulsen Award Application|
|Guidelines||Sample Business Plan|