What’s Your Big Idea? Business Plan Competition

2022 Schedule

DateSchedule
January 6Big Idea Kickoff; First Business Plan Lab
January 7Deadline to submit online Intent to Compete Form
January 13What is a Business Plan
January 20Business Plan Lab: Section I of Plan – The Industry, Library Resources to Support Writing the Plan
January 27Business Plan Lab: Section II of Plan – The Company, Concept, and Product(s) or Service(s)
February 10Business Plan Lab: Section III of Plan – Market Analysis (aka ‘The Market’)
February 10Submit Business Plan Model (2-3 pages)
February 17Business Plan Lab: More on Section III of Plan – Market Analysis
February 24Business Plan Lab: Section IV of Plan – The Economics of the Business
March 3Business Plan Lab: Section V of Plan – The Marketing Plan
March 17Business Plan Lab: Section VII of Plan – Operations Plan
March 17Initial Draft of Business Plan Deadline – Due by 5PM
March 24Business Plan Lab: Section XI of Plan – Financial Plan
March 21-25Individual Feedback Meetings on Initial Draft
March 31Business Plan Lab: Section XI of Plan – Financial Plan Help Session
April 5Final Draft of Business Plan Deadline – Due by 5PM
April 7Business Plan Lab: Sections VIII – Management Team, IX – Overall Schedule, and X – Critical Risks, Problems, and Assumptions
April 8Top 16 Semi-Finalists Announced
April 16Semi-Finalist Revised Business Plans Due by Noon
April 21Semi-Finals: Top Sixteen Teams Present
April 22Finals: Top Four Teams Present