Chapman University Business Plan Competition
Chapman’s Business Model Competition has two competitions, the undergraduate and graduate/alumni track. All applicants must 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, where we will award cash prizes and the opportunity to pitch to investor groups. Details on the 2016 competition will be provided at the start of the Fall semester.
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 various Southern California Angel investment groups.