– GLEQ Business Plan Competition
Please complete this registration as thoroughly as possible. Required information is in bold. The information provided will register your business concept in GLEQ Business Plan Competition. Team information can be updated by the team leader at any time. Upon completion, all team members will receive an e-mail with their User Name, Password and information about the team.
5. Please state the total amount of funding, where the funding came from and a little description of why you received the money:
|Team/Company Name:|| |
|Business Concept:|| |
|Industry (Check all that apply):|
Please select a competition category. Categories can be changed until the deadline for submissions. If you are unsure of your category, select New Business Idea. Your GLEQ Coach will be able to help you determine the appropriate category.
All awards will be presented on Thursday, January 30, 2014
Industry-specific awards are sometimes available for ventures in advanced manufacturing, alternative energy, food safety, green chemistry, IT, and medical devices. Ventures in all registration categories will be considered for industry-specific awards when offered.
| 2. If your team/company exists as a legal entity(example: Corporation or LLC), please click here to answer a few questions about your company. |
If you would like to apply to receive a coach or mentor, click here to specify which skills and industry experience you are looking for.
Please signify in under 50 words what help you desire from a coach or mentor.
Coaches will be matched with a team based on the following preliminary 10-question assessment. Please answer the following ten questions:
|What is the opportunity you are capitalizing on; the problem you are trying to solve; or the need you are trying to fill? ||
|Briefly describe the product or service you will offer.||
|How is your product better than any existing products or other developing technologies? ||
|What are the barriers to solving this problem now?||
|How will you overcome these barriers?||
|How big do you think the market is? Do you have data to support this?||
|Who is your customer (who will be writing you the checks for payment)?||
|Who are your major competitors?||
|How far along are you?|
a. Sites with some development still needed.
b. Fully functional sites in the hands of potential customers.
c. Already could be selling to paying customers and have been approached.
|Who is on your team and what other help do you need?||
How did you hear about the competition? (check all that apply)
| If you have selected SmartZone as your competition category, please specify which SmartZone you are in:|
My business is new or expanding and we will be hiring in:
My business will be hiring low-income and/or low-skill individuals in:
If you have a relationship with any of the GLEQ sponsors or organizers, specify below.
Please print this form for your records before submitting this form.
Please read the Participant Agreement below. If you accept it, acknowledge by picking 'I Accept' from the drop-down menu below the agreement.
You understand and acknowledge that Great Lakes Entrepreneur's Quest, its board members, officers, sponsors, judges, coaches, and organizers are volunteers and are under no obligation to render any advice or service to you or any other competitor. The views expressed by these people are their own and not those of Great Lakes Entrepreneur's Quest.
As a registered participant, you take sole responsibility for protecting your rights or the rights of third parties in any intellectual property involved in the business described in submitted business plans. You also take sole responsibility for determining whether any third party has rights in any such intellectual property, notifying any such third party of inclusion of any disclosure of that intellectual property in a submitted business plan, and obtaining any necessary permissions from such third party. Further, you are cautioned that disclosure of intellectual property in your submission may compromise or destroy those rights. Great Lakes Entrepreneur's Quest is not responsible for the content of any submitted business plan or protection thereof, including disclosures relating to intellectual property.
You further understand, acknowledge, and agree that although the organizers of the competition will take reasonable steps to preserve the confidentiality to the concepts, ideas, and potential trade secrets contained in materials submitted as part of the competition, none of the board members, officers, sponsors, judges, coaches, and organizers of Great Lakes Entrepreneur's Quest are or will be liable for any loss, damage, or cost you may suffer by reason of the disclosure of these concepts, ideas, or trade secrets, the legal protection of which are your sole responsibility. Accordingly, and in consideration of the time and effort provided by such persons, you release and discharge each such person from any such loss, damage, or cost relating to or arising out of any such person's participation in the competition.