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Business Idea Competition

March 22, 2013 - 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sennott Square 5th and 6th Floors

Entries for the Fourth Annual CS Day Business Idea Competition are due at 9am on March 19, 2013

This year, the Computer Science Industry Board is sponsoring the third "Business Idea Competition". A panel of CS Industry Board members will judge the business idea entries and the winner will be announced on CSDay (March 22) and awarded a prize. To enter the competition, a student (or group of students) need to submit a business idea by March 19, 2013, 9:00am.

The contest will be open to undergraduate and graduate students. Individual undergraduates and graduates as well as small groups are encouraged to participate and submit business ideas for consideration.

We would like all submissions to be electronic PowerPoint files. This should be easier on most of the students and will provide easier access for the judging panel.


Business Idea Details:
*The Business Idea must be in a Power Point format. Please follow the exact Business Idea Presentation template and include the financials within the PowerPoint as well. (include a clear title and author name).
*Business Idea Competition power point template.

Business Idea Overview:
*Given that CS students may not be familiar with business ideas, the Industry Board is organizing an "Information Session" to go over the content of a businessidea, and general financial aspects.

Friday, February 22, 2013
Sennott Square Room 5129
1:00 p.m.

Pizza at 12:45 p.m.

Additional Assistance:
Those who are competing in the Business Idea Competition during CS Day may benefit from the resources of PantherlabWorks at the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence. For support in validating your potential market or assistance with your business idea, please contact PantherlabWorks.

Business Idea Submission:
*Please try to name the submitted PPT file in a manner that would identify the contact author (e.g., using the pitt.edu username as part of the filename), even if the Business Idea and related Financials each should contain this information.

*Business Ideas should be submitted to tasha@cs.pitt.edu

Industry Board Feedback:
*The Industry Board members who will judge the competition will meet individually for 5-10 minutes during CS Day with the competitors to give them feedback on their proposals. Hence, at least one author need to be available during CS Day from 12:00 to 1:00 (specific details on this will be announced closer to the deadline).

Please direct questions to Tasha Isenberg.

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