Small Business Division Timeline

2016 Governor’s Cup Business Plan Competition

November 19, 2015 Who Wants to Be an Entrepreneur
February 10 Intent to Compete Deadline
March 7 Written BP & Submittal Form Deadline 
March 9-21 Plans undergo Independent Review process
March 23 Announcement of the Oral Presentation Teams
April 1 Oral Presentation BP Deadline
April 1 Paulsen Award Applications Deadline
April 6 Paulsen Award Finalists Announced
April 8-9 Oral Presentations
April 8 Paulsen Award Finalist Interviews
April 14 Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup Awards Dinner


Useful Links:
Forms, Scorecards and Applications The Paulsen Award Application
Guidelines Sample Business Plan