Judge's Criteria

All entries will be subject to a prescreening process to ensure all rules and eligibility have been met. At the sole discretion of the competition organizers some submissions may be eliminated from consideration before being sent to the preliminary judges. Executive Summary, Business Plan, and Oral Presentations must follow the below templates to be considered.

Executive Summary & Business Plan

Executive summaries must be between 3-5 pages in length. Business plans are limited to a total of 45 pages; the body being a maximum of 30 pages, including the Executive Summary and excluding the Cover Page, and Table of Contents with an additional 15 pages for the appendices.  It is recommended, but not required, that submission follow the Executive Summary Template and Business Plan Template to be judged during the competition. All executive summaries and business plans will then be scored based on the Scoring Template.

Oral Presentation

The Scoring Template will be used to evaluate the oral presentations given by the top five (5) finalists on Friday, May 3, 2019.

The Bottom Line

The winning plan will be the submission judged as “most likely to have the greatest economic impact”. There are two components to this assessment: how feasible is the venture, and is the concept scalable for high growth.

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