$300,000 Business Plan Challenge
5:30 PM17:30

$300,000 Business Plan Challenge

Come celebrate the 11th anniversary of the $300,000 Business Plan Challenge, where the competition’s top 6 companies will compete in High Tech, Life Tech, and ImpactTech tracks to win up to $50K in prizes. Over the past 10 years, the Entrepreneur Challenge has given over $1 million and has awarded over 40+ teams which now have a total combined valuation of $1.2 Billion. Join us for our first gala event, where you will enjoy a full-course dinner at the beautiful Hyatt Regency La Jolla, and network over cocktails with investors, mentors, entrepreneurs, students, and influencers from the both the San Diego community and outside. This is a unique opportunity to engage with and give back to the community — your participation directly supports the next generation of entrepreneurs. With the ticket you purchase, we will give a free ticket to a student entrepreneur, whom you will dine with at the event.


Pierre Sleiman

The Entrepreneur Challenge is excited to announce Pierre Sleiman, founder and CEO of Go Green Agriculture, as the keynote speaker for the Business Plan Challenge. Pierre is a Rady Alum that had a vision to grow local organic food and build high-tech, sustainable greenhouses in urban communities. He founded Go Green in 2009 in his college dorm at UC Riverside were he became inspired by a college professor conducting hydroponic research for NASA. Today, his company is recognized as the largest organic-hydroponic producers in the U.S.  His high-tech innovation and contribution to the agriculture industry was recognized by President Obama, California Governor Jerry Brown, and the White House.  Additionally, he was recognized by the San Diego community and featured in the “Top 50 People to Watch” by San Diego Magazine and named one of the “Most Admired CEO’s” by San Diego Business Journal. Today, Go Green has over 400 customers including Costco, Whole Foods, Safeway and more.


Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine

3777 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego, CA 92122

Parking: Pay for Valet or park in the parking structure below the hotel.


5:30pm - 6:30pm: Showcase, Networking

6:30pm - 7:30pm: Introduction and Dinner

7:30pm - 8:30pm: Keynote and Finalist Presentations (Top 6)

8:30pm - 9:00pm: Awards & Closing


High Tech


Family Proud

Life Tech



Impact Tech

Mi Mate

The Green Stop

Third place winners:

High Tech: Beggy

Life Tech : Natal Health

Impact Tech: Taiga

If you are a student entrepreneur who would like to attend the BPC, you can apply for a free ticket.

Stay tuned for upcoming details on showcase companies, participants, judges, and the keynote

For more information about the Entrepreneur Challenge, please visit our website: www.theechallenge.org

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