California Dreamin' Competitions

»California Dreamin’ Investor & Fast Pitch Competitions

INVESTOR PRESENTATION, FAST PITCH, AND CASE STUDY COMPETITIONS WILL AWARD WITH $250,000 IN PRIZE MONEY/EQUITY INVESTMENT

The California Dreamin' competitions bring together students from top entrepreneur programs to prove that they have the best business model.  This event is by invitation onlySchools selected to participate will determine a team to compete from their school, typically the winner of the school's internal competition.


2014 Participating Schools

Arizona State University

Baylor University

Brigham Young University

CSU Fullerton

CSU San Bernardino

Carnegie Mellon University

Chapman University

Claremont McKenna College

Cornell University

Loyola Marymount University

Oklahoma State University

Pepperdine University

Stanford University

Syracuse University

Texas Christian University

University of Arizona

UC Berkeley

UC Irvine

UCLA

UC San Diego

UC Santa Barbara

University of Cambridge

University of Chicago

University of Houston

USC

University of Oklahoma

UNC Chapel Hill

University of Texas - Dallas

University of Utah

Willamette University


+-Venture Capital Partners

In addition to the monetary prizes, the Full Pitch finalists  are guaranteed screenings with three of our venture capital firm partners, including:

+-2014 Judges

Judge

Organization

Ted Sapountizis

Band of Angels

Andre Gueziec

Band of Angels

Steven LitchField

Microsemi

Steve Flaim

Tech Coast Angels

Scott Davis

 

John Harbison

Tech Coast Angels

Steve Block

Tech Coast Angels

Hans Imhof

Tech Coast Angels

Jim Wilson

JMP

Chirag Chotalia

Pritzker Group

Jamie Montgomery

Montgomery

Brian Liu

LegalZoom

Jim Connor

Sand Hill

Frank Willemsen

Sand Hill

John Hall

Sand Hill

Allan May

Life Science Angels

Matt Lawson

Ventanna

John Murphy

Tech Coast Angels

David Carter

 

Amir Banifatemi

Tech Coast Angels

Matt Mcrae

Vizio

Dick Dadamo

 

Sergio Gurrieri

Tech Coast Angels-SanDiego

Joe McHugh

City National Bank

Marc Alcser

Straddling

Bruce Hallett

Miramar Digital Ventures

Rudy Baldoni

Newport Investment Assoc.

Joe Lowzowski

Tangram

Jerry Cwiertnia

 

Matt McAll

Pritzker Group

Ajit Singh

Atriman

Karl Mehta

Menlo Ventures

Jeff Kearl

Stance

Don Bailey

Questcor

Kevin O'Connor

FindTheBest

Kirsten Mangers

ChickLabs

Hans Imhof

Tech Coast Angels

Bart Greenberg

HaynesBoone

Jamie Montgomery

Montgomery

Allan May

Life Science Angels

Ken Baker

TCA - SD

Karen Jaffee

Tech Coast Angels

Kevin Dunlap

Shea Ventures

Rudy Baldoni

Newport Investment Assoc.

John Harbison

Tech Coast Angels

Joe Lowzowski

Tangram

Jimmy Peterson

Microsemi

+-Questions?

Please contact Nicole Cooper at (714) 744-7870 or ncooper@chapman.edu

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Microsemi

Thank you to our presenting title sponsor Microsemi

Thank you to VIP Reception & Team Accomodations sponsor Ghost

Thank you to our Investor Fast Pitch Sponsor Tarsadia Foundation

Thank you to our Case Competition Track Sponsor Kay Family Foundation

Thank you to our Judges Hospitality Room Sponsor Vizio

Citrix

Thank you to our Kick-off Lunch Sponsor Citrix