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2015 Draper Undergraduate Women Entrepreneurs' Competition

The competition will be taking place on April 10, 2015.


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Competition Details

The Annual Draper Undergraduate Women Entrepreneurs' Competition is hosted and organized by the Smith College Center for Women and Financial Independence, Smith College's initiative devoted to the support of innovation and entrepreneurship. This year, student teams from 30 participating institutions will compete for more than $25,000 in cash and prizes (see Rules and Eligibillity for additional details). There are three rounds to the competition:

Selection Round

Trade Show Expo Round

Presentation Round

The competition is designed to give undergraduate entrepreneurs a real-world experience that will hone their business plans and elevator pitches designed to raise funding and successfully launch their venture. Judges will evaluate the teams as real-world entrepreneurs soliciting start-up funds from early stage investors and venture capital firms. The Selection Committee and Competition Judges are asked to rank teams based on which company they would most likely invest. The goal of the Draper Competition is to provide the best overall educational and entrepreneurial experience of any undergraduate business competition.

Highlights of the Competition include:

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Key Pre-Competition Dates

Monday, March 2, 2015

Notice of intent to participate should be emailed to draper@smith.edu by 11:59 p.m. Participants will be provided with a link to the online application portal by Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Written applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. via the online application. The portal to the online application will open at 12:00 a.m. on Monday, March 9, 2015.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Semi-finalists will be notified via email by 11:59 p.m.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Semi-finalists must confirm their intent to participate via email by Noon (12 p.m.).

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Revised business summaries for all semi-finalists must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m.

Sunday, April 6, 2015

Final date to withdraw from the competition; written notification must be received by 11:59 p.m.


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