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2007 Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth Business Plan Competition Information Session

Overview : 

Overview Introductions Benefits of Participation Competition Objectives Key Dates Where to Get Information

Introducing the 2007 Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth Business Plan Competition : 

Introducing the 2007 Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth Business Plan Competition Tenth year running Administered by Merage School of Business Named for Newport Beach-based law firm Open to all UCI students, researchers and faculty Teams of at least 3 compete for cash and prizes Team must have at least 2 registered UCI students Kick-off January 17, 2007 at U-Club, 5:30 PM

Benefits of Participation : 

Benefits of Participation Realize your dreams!! Form a team, create a business plan and generate financing for your idea in four months Semi-finalists have a team coach 7 workshops taught by experts in their fields Meet Tech Coast Angels and venture capitalists Consummate networking opportunity Create your first job out of college!!

Competition Objectives : 

Competition Objectives Designed to help you start your business Cash prizes of $30,000 New workshop on business leadership taught by Joel Calvo Contact with a premier law firm Participation of The Tech Coast Angels Top 5 teams automatically screened by TCA for investment Average TCA deal between $250,000 and $1,000,000 Final presentations before OC investment community

Key Dates : 

Key Dates Competition Kick-off:     Jan. 17, 2007 Meet other teams, coaches, Tech Coast Angels and Stradling partners Energize your teams, hit the ground running Networking event for individuals looking for teams to join Registration begins: Jan. 8, 2007 Registration Deadline: Feb. 2, 2007 Final Judging:    May 18, 2007

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2007 Stradling, Yocca, Carlson and Rauth Business Plan Competition Events Jan 17 Kick-off Event Jan 25 Workshop: Creating New Business Ideas Jan 31 Workshop: Organizing for Success Feb 2 Team Registration Deadline Feb 21 Workshop: Assessing the Market Feb 28 Workshop: Intellectual Property Rights Mar 5 Concept Papers Due April 10 Workshop: Writing Your Business Plan April 18 Workshop: Financial Projections April 30 Business Plans Due May 9 Workshop: Presentation Skills May 18 Final Presentations and Awards

Where to Get Information : 

Where to Get Information Charlie Baecker, Associate Director Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation 949-824-1172 cbaecker@uci.edu

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