Wednesday, January 15, 2014

2014 Mark Ain Business Model Workshops and Competition Start 1/30

2014 Mark Ain Business Model Workshops and Competition

Mark Ain Workshop Series
All workshops will be held from 4:00pm-5:15pm in Gleason Hall, Room 318/418. Food and beverages are served at all workshops.

Thursday, January 30: 4:00-5:15pm
Ain Workshop 1: “Overview of the Competition and Idea Thickening”
Instructors: Simon Entrepreneurs Association; and Mark Wilson, Lecturer, Simon School and Founder, Initiatives Consulting, LLC
Gleason Hall, Room 318/418 (3rd and 4th floors)
Register online.

Tuesday, February 25: 4:00-5:15pm
Ain Workshop 2: "Developing a Business Plan"
Instructors: Dennis Kessler, Edward J. and Agnes V. Ackley Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship, Simon School and Co-Owner, Friendly’s and Burger Kings
Gleason Hall, Room 318/418 (3rd and 4th floors)
Register online.

Wednesday, April 2: 4:00-5:15pm
Ain Workshop 3: "Financing and Pitching"
Instructors: Simon School Venture Capital Fund; and Rami Katz, Chief Operating Officer, Excell Partners, Inc.
Gleason Hall, Room 318/418 (3rd and 4th floors)
Register online.

Mark Ain Business Model Competition

Wednesday, April 16: 4:00pm
Submissions for Competition Due: Executive Summaries ONLY
Hard copies to: Center for Entrepreneurship, 1-211 Carol Simon Hall
Must submit electronically to: susanna.virgilio@rochester.edu

Wednesday, April 23
Semi-Finalists Announced via Email Notification


Thursday, April 24  
Semi-Finalists Business Plans Due
Must submit electronically to: susanna.virgilio@rochester.edu

Wednesday, April 30
Semi-Finalists’ Presentation Slide Decks Due
Must submit electronically to: susanna.virgilio@rochester.edu

Thursday, May 1: 4:00pm
Semi-Finalist Presentation Round
Schlegel 107

Friday, May 2
Finalists Announced via Email Notification


Wednesday, May 14: 4:00pm
Mark Ain Business Model Competition Finalists' Presentations and Judging
Schlegel 107
Register online.

Need an idea? Try contacting Patrick Emmerling (pemmerling@ott.rochester.edu) at UR Ventures. UR Ventures has several interesting and viable patents that can be used as the basis of a business idea.

Important Information
2014 Competitors Guide - Coming Soon
Competition Rules and Guidelines
Business Feasibility Outline Resource Guide - PDF
Business Model Canvas - PDF

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