The annual competition begins by entering a Letter of Intent. You will receive a notification of acceptance. Then, it is highly recommended that you preview the online course, "How to Build a Startup" with Steve Blank through Udacity (https://www.udacity.com/course/ep245). You can navigate through the course at your own pace. In addition, to help you prepare for your presentation, under the new business model canvas format, we recommend that you watch the following videos at BMC:
http://www.businessmodelcompetition.com/past-winner-videos.html. And finally, the recognition and awards dinner provides the opportunity to celebrate entrepreneurship at Bradley. However, that is only the beginning.
The first, second and third place teams receive cash awards, to start their businesses, plus mentoring from business leaders and other successful entrepreneurs. In addition, the first place team will receive office space, logo and business cards, and can immediately begin working with an experienced group of investors, marketers, lawyers, insurance advisors, and accountants— all to help the winning team launch its business.