2018 Business Plan Challenge Application

Apply To Win Cash & In-Kind Services

***ALL workshops are mandatory to attend in order to compete. For information about how to get an excused absence, please fully read document on step 1 of the application. You are responsible for doing reading the entire document. For questions: email cco@theefoundation.org***

General Workshops

(You must REGISTER to be eligible):


Workshop 1:  IGNITE Pitch Deck Workshop

March 7th, 1:15-4:15pm: Register HERE

Location: Price Center - Marshall Room

Workshop 2: Identifying Assumptions: Hacks for Presenting

 April 3rd, 5:30-7:30pm: Register HERE

Location TBD

Track Specific Workshops

(must attend at least 1 for the track you plan on competing in):
April 10th, 5:30-7:30pm: Clean Tech
April 10th, 5:30-7:30pm: Life Tech
April 10th, 5:30-7:30pm: High Tech 

Locations TBD

Deadline to Apply: April 15th, 2018

SemiFinals: April 21st. 2018

Final Event to be hosted on May 24th, 2018

Steps for Applying:

1.     Before applying, please read and sign THIS document regarding certain eligibility. Note that apply and competing does not entitle your team for prize money. You must satisfy all requirements before any awards are considered after the competition.

2.     Login or sign up on UC San Diego’s Startup Wind idea platform. Competition space is limited and all information submitted will be used in the selection process. All information will remain confidential and not be shared with anyone outside of your team or The Entrepreneur Challenge. Click on this link to get a step by step guide on how to submit your idea.

3.     Now that your profile is complete and you have clicked on 'Request Access To Join' under the group section of Startup Wind for the Business Plan competition, please email CCO@theefoundation.org to let us know that you are under the impression that you completed the application. Wait for an Entrepreneur Challenge member to review and verify your profile is complete. Regularly check your email address for additional information that may be needed for final approval of your application.

4.     You will be notified by April 17th whether whether you have been accepted into the semifinals happening on April 21st. 

Judging rubric for the SemiFinals can be found HERE.

*If you have any additional questions check out our FAQ or email CCO@TheEFoundation.org*

*The Entrepreneur Challenge reserves the right to refuse any teams from receiving awards*