California Dreaming 2015
The California Dreamin’ Competition strives to simulate the real-world process of starting a business and seeking start-up funding, while also providing constructive feedback to all competing teams to better help them achieve their goals.
The contest is by invitation only; the invitation to compete is extended to participating schools, and the schools decide which team to send to the competition by whatever means they choose, be it an internal business plan competition, in-school incubator selection, student entrepreneur group choice, or other approach.
A Total Value of $300,000 (in cash and potential equity investment) may be distributed among participants with three chances to win: “Investor Presentation”, 90-Second “Fast Pitch”, and “Business Narrative Competition”. Schools that make it to the 2nd round of the Investor Presentation are excluded from the Business Narrative Competition. The five finalists of the Investor Presentation are excluded from participating in the Fast Pitch. This means 15 schools can walk away with cash.