About the 2015 Competition
The deadline for applications for the 2015 Keith A. Pham Business Model Competition is October 23rd. We will have two competitions this year. The undergrad competition must include a Chapman undergraduate student; the All-Chapman competition must include a Chapman graduate student or recent alumni. All applicants must complete and submit a business model canvas, a six-slide pitch deck, and a one page executive summary. Ten semi-finalists will be selected from among all initial applicants for each competition. These semi-finalists will complete a short business plan with the help of expert mentors from the Leatherby entrepreneur community. We will then select five finalists from each group to present to a panel of investors on December 4th, where we will award cash prizes and the opportunity to pitch to investor groups. Details on the competition are provided here.
The Ralph W. Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship & Business Ethics is conducting a Business Plan Competition to highlight Chapman University students’ best and most feasible ideas for new businesses. The objectives will be to:
- Provide assistance to new, fast-growth commercial and social enterprise ideas
- Provide a vehicle for matching new businesses with potential investors
- Gain support and recognition from the Orange County business community for students’ entrepreneurial activities
- Identify and assist skilled students who are interested in becoming entrepreneurs
Because the Leatherby Center is committed to the educational aspects of the program, even those individuals who do not qualify as a finalist for award prizes will be winners. Experts will provide feedback to all participants. Finalists will be provided mentoring by Tech Coast Angel members. **Finalists may receive a Tech Coast Angels Seed Financing Invitation to be potentially funded up to $1,000,000 in seed financing. Tech Coast Angels is the largest seed financing organization in the United States.