Entrepreneurship & Innovation Challenge.

AWISNJ Executive Summary Template

The AWISNJ Entrepreneurial & Innovation Awards

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Allergan Partners Vertical 2The challenge is to encourage women who have embraced or plan to lead entrepreneurial ventures. All New Jersey resident STEM female professionals are eligible to apply. Institutional affiliation is not necessary. Two categories of awards are included.

Both categories need to fill out this Powerpoint Template and submit to awis_cjc@yahoo.com by

AWISNJ STEM ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARDS  STEM female professionals who have already graduated are eligible to participate in STEM Entrepreneurship Awards. The top teams will be awarded:

Cash Awards

     1st Place  – $5000

     2nd Place – $2000

     3rd Place – $1000

AWISNJ STEM INNOVATION AWARDS

New Jersey high school and college females/ female led groups are eligible to participate in the Innovation Challenge. Top 4 college and school teams (2 each) will be competing for:

Cash Awards

   College Groups            School Groups

   1st Place  – $500              1st Place  – $500

   2nd Place – $250              2nd Place – $250

Additional Partners:

AWIS STEM to Market Accelerator

 NJIT Summer Innovation Accelerator Membership (No fees or equity taken)

Johnson & Johnson Consumer R&D Immersion.

 

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR BOTH CHALLENGES               DEADLINE

Registration & Executive Summary (Powerpoint Template)  January 1,2018                   

Request for business plans from finalists                                     January 30, 2018

Final Pitching & Awarding                                                                 March 8, 2018 

Executive Summary. The Executive Summary (following the template theme available above) should be submitted as a pdf file to awis_cjc@yahoo.com with subject line: Executive Summary. It is highly recommended that your Executive Summary highlight the most interesting and important elements of your plan that would inform an external reviewer or judge as to why your idea will succeed.

Business Plan. The Business Plan should be an expanded version of the Executive Summary not exceeding 20 minutes during presentation. It should clearly explain your Products or Services, Market and Marketing Strategy, Operations, Management and Business Model (how your venture will makes money).

JUDGING PROCESS & FORMAT

Pitches will be judged on factors such as innovation of product/service, understanding of the market, growth and sustainability planning, the development of competitive advantage, the availability of management and skill sets, the strength of vision, and well-defined goals.

  • A panel of judges will conduct a blind review of executive summaries to select and invite top teams for the final pitching & awarding event.

  • On March 8, 2018, female leads from invited teams will give a 20 minute presentation of their business plan, including a 60 second Elevator Pitch

  • Judges will evaluate the presentations and winners will be announced.

  • All decisions by the judges will be final.

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