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2018 Competition Timeline

The UH Business Plan Competition is made up for three rounds over the course of the spring semester: Product Market Summary, Semi-Final, and the Final Round. PACE hosts a series of bootcamps, networking events, and coaching sessions in conjunction with the BPC to enhance the competitors' experience and to help move their ventures forward.

DATE EVENT TIME LOCATION
January 24

UH Pitch Party

This is a kick-off event celebrating entrepreneurship at UH. It not an official round of the competition. You'll have the opportunity to practice pitching your idea, get feedback, and meet other students who may be interested in joining your team.
 

4:00 Open
4:30 Business Pitches
6:00 End

Campus Center Courtyard
January 24

Competition Registration Opens

  Online Registration
January 30

Competition Information Session

Learn all the details to be successful in the BPC. Anyone considering competing in this year's competition is encouraged to attend.

4:30 PM sPACE (Shidler E-402)
February 3

Entrepreneurs' Bootcamp #1: "Getting Started: Achieving Product/Market Fit"

9:00 AM

Shidler A-101

February 9

Intent to Compete Deadline

Changes may be made to team members until Product Market Summary deadline on February 22.

12:00 PM Noon 5:00 PM Online Registration
 
February 22

Product Market Summary Deadline

Teams will be asked to enter their team members' names on the Product Market Summary submission form. These names will be listed as the OFFICIAL team members for the competition. This is your last chance to make changes to your team.

12:00 PM Noon Submit PDF via online form
March 2

Semi-finalist Announcement and Coach Pairing

 -- Web Posting
March 10

Entrepreneurs' Bootcamp #2: "What's Next?: Customers and Financials"

9:00 AM

Shidler A-101

April 3

Business Plan Deadline

12:00 PM Noon Online Submission
April 14

Semi-Final Competition

9:00 AM–1:00 PM  Shidler College of Business
Check-in at sPACE (Shidler E-402)
April 14

Finalist Announcement

-- Web Posting
April 18
April 19

Finalist Rehearsal

This rehearsal session is mandatory for all finalists of the competition.

1:00–4:00 PM 1:30–4:30 PM
1/2-hour time slots
sPACE (Shidler E402)
May 3

Final Competition and Awards

3:30 PM Call time

By invitation only