In this round, all teams will upload a two-page executive summary + one-page financials. A successful venture should be able to sell its concept convincingly in this amount of space.
Judges will rate the for-profit and non-profit business plans separately. The top 10 non-profit and top 10 for-profit teams will get to compete at Davidson College and pitch in front of judges from over 30 organizations.
11-Dec-2014 Midnight to
10-Mar-2015 11:59 PM
11-Mar-2015 Midnight to
13-Mar-2015 11:59 PM
Submit Full Business Plan
The top 10 non-profit and top 10 for-profit teams will upload their full business plans so judges can review them if they want prior to April 17th and 18th when you compete at Davidson College and pitch in front of judges from over 30 organizations.
14-Mar-2015 Midnight to
10-Apr-2015 11:59 PM
On-site Pitch Tournament
On Friday, April 17th, each team will present to multiple panels of judges, who will provide feedback and assign each team a score.
The Next Play Venture Tournament will seed the teams based on their total scores from Friday for a bracket-style format on Saturday, April 18th. Then, all teams will compete head-to-head to advance to the next round or face elimination. At the end of the competition, the judges will crown for-profit and non-profit champions.
The Next Play (nextplayventure.org) is a first-of-a-kind national business plan competition dedicated to sustainability and sports, inviting students from colleges and universities across the United States to pitch their business plans and compete for more than $30,000 in prize money and in-kind support.
The competition has two phases. In the first phase every team will submit a 2-page executive summary and one page of financials. This executive summary round will be judged online beginning March 3, 2015.
The top for-profit business plans and the top non-profit business plans will then be invited to compete April 17-18, 2015, at Davidson College - just north of Charlotte, NC.
This year, the competition is open to student-led ventures from any accredited college or university. This is an exclusive opportunity to pitch to judges from more than 30 organizations, including private companies, non-profits, government agencies and private equity/venture capital firms.
Visit nextplayventure.org to learn about the tournament, eligibility rules, last year's winners and judges, and more!
Registrants will be confirmed on a rolling basis, so register today!