Business Plan Competition
- February 1, 2013: Team registration due online by 5 p.m. [NOTE: Your registration will require a brief (1-2 paragraph) description of your proposed business.]
- Saturday, February 9, 2013: Fast Pitch Round, West Los Angeles Campus, Room 211.
- Friday, March 1, 2013: Final business plans due.
- Saturday, March 16, 2013: Finals, West Los Angeles Campus, Room 333 at 9 a.m.
About the Pepperdine Business Plan Competition
Student teams of entrepreneurs face off for a chance to win cash prizes totaling $14,000 – including an $8,000 grand prize and the chance to represent Pepperdine in the California Dreamin' Competition. A distinguished panel of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists will judge the competition and provide invaluable feedback and networking opportunities to the teams.
The business plan competition reflects the Graziadio School hallmarks of experience-driven and entrepreneurial education – giving students a chance to apply the knowledge they’ve learned to fulfill their dreams of launching their own business. Students from all schools of Pepperdine are invited to compete.
Socially Minded Entrepreneur Award
A special $1,000 prize will be awarded to the team whose plan best embodies the theme of social responsibility in business. The Socially Minded Entrepreneur Award is presented by the Graziadio School’s student-run Values-Centered Leadership Lab, an organization dedicated to furthering corporate social responsibility and ethics in business.