Take Part in the NBTC Entrepreneurship Competition

Take part in the Entrepreneurship Competition offered by the National Business and Technology Conference 2011 in collaboration with Research In Motion! Get a chance to win a cash prize and $25,000 worth of business advisory services from the MaRS Collaboration Centre to bring your business ideas into fruition. Have your business plans heard by seasoned entrepreneurs and a panel of professionals from various industries on March 18-19, 2011 at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto.

How to qualify:

1. Form a team that consists of up to four students studying full or part-time at an undergraduate and/or graduate institution in Canada. Include the name, year of study, program of specialization and e-mail address of each team member on the cover page of your Business Plan’s Executive Summary.

2. Submit a one-page Executive Summary (1,000 words maximum, single-spaced, Times New Roman, 12pt Font) by Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 11:59pm to Oyu Bayarsaikhan, Competitions Manager at oyu.bayarsaikhan@nspire.org. Small businesses that have been operating for no more than 18 months by the date of NBTC 2011 and have raised no more than $100,000 in funding are eligible to participate.

3. The selected teams to enter Round 1 of the competition at the conference will be notified by February 28, 2011 at midnight. Your Business Plans will be evaluated based on technological feasibility, market penetration strategy, organizational structure and financial projections. Successful teams and other UBC delegates will be able to register for the conference at a special discounted price of $140 per person.