Friday, February 09, 2007

FundingUniverse to Co-host $100k Business Plan Competition

The other day I alluded to this ...

We're hosting the mother of all Speedpitching events in conjunction with GOED, Grow Utah Ventures and Newspaper Corp. Here's an article in the Trib all about it.

Basically, you can enter the competition by clicking here or going to and submitting an executive summary. Registration is free and you have until March 6th to enter.

FundingUniverse will choose five finalists to pitch five Utah angel investors (and the audience) during a special session of the Utah Economic Summit on March 22nd. The entrepreneur with the best pitch/most prepared company gets an equity investment of up to $100k.

Big shout out to GOED and Governor Huntsman for supporting angel investing here in Utah. The Gov, who is doing a great job overall, has shown a lot of love to the VC community since he began his tenure, but not as much for the angels. This is a great step in the right direction.

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Anonymous David said...

Must be Utah-based...

Hmm. How about if I spent 4 years in Utah going to school? Or 2 months in the MTC? Or an Oregon-based competition coming soon?

1:13 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

@ David

We'll be having competitions like this all over the U.S. very soon. I can't go into too much detail because there is much left to be finalized, but I will say that Utah will be the testing ground for events like this nationwide. Stay tuned ...

2:29 PM  
Anonymous Chris said...

I'm in it to win it. Oh wait, someone else already used that line.

Count me in.

6:13 PM  
Anonymous Rosie said...

I thank you for your comment.

1:48 PM  

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