Business Plan Competition

2021 TERMIS-AM Business Plan Competition Organizers:

Suzanne Tabbaa, PhD and Chelsea Bahney, PhD

 

For the 2021 TERMIS-AM Conference, the Commercialization and Regulation Thematic Working Interest Group (TWIG) proudly invites you to participate in a Business Plan Competition. The top three submissions will compete in the Finals during the 2021 TERMIS-AM conference that will be held in Toronto, ON, Canada from August 29 - September 1 with podium presentations. The winner will be judged and selected by an expert judging panel panel. Apart from living a unique experience, finalists will receive mentorship, feedback, and exposure. The top 8 applicants not chosen to compete in the Finals will be awarded Honorable Mention and participate during a poster business plan competition. Semi-finalists will provide a 1-min elevator pitch during the poster session and receive scores and feedback from expert judges.

 

Applicants should submit their “abstract” directly to Tatiana Veres, tveres@ahredchair.com, using the published formatting requirements, with the exception of the Content. Abstracts should be comprised of the following content sections: (1) Company Summary, (2) Products and/or Service (3) Market and Competition Analysis (4) Strategy and Implementation, (5) Financial Plan and (6) Management Plan. All other rules apply.

 

Deadline for submitting abstracts for the Business Plan Competition will be April 15, 2021. Please submit your “abstract” via email to Tatiana Veres, tveres@ahredchair.com.

 

Teams will be notified in May whether they will be participating in the Honorable Mention (poster) or Finals (podium) track. Those selected for the finals will be asked to submit full Business Plans. Details on full Business Plans will follow, but will generally be a written expansion of the above content to a maximum of 10 pages. The final teams will be matched with two mentors who will provide feedback and support on business plans and pitch presentations prior to the annual meeting. The final written business plans will be due  July 14, 2021 and the final pitch event will be held at the annual meeting August 29 - September 1.

 

Participants can be individuals or teams. Teams are limited to 5 members per team, and may include multi-disciplinary students (eg, Business school, pre-Law, etc). All participants must be students (graduate or undergraduate). Technologies may be conceptual in nature: the product or service need not be reduced to practice, intellectual property secured or corporate structures formed. Participants recognize that presenting at the Business Competition constitutes a public disclosure. Only one submission per participant.