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Now hang tight.
We’ve had a tremendous response from all over the US, Canada, UK, and India! We have officially closed the Napkin Business Challenge to further entries. Thank you for submitting!
Semi-finalists will be contacted shortly.
Finalists will be contacted April 20th.
The Pitch Event is April 25th and is open to the public.
The top 2 winning teams get $1000 and a meeting with Michael Moritz of Sequoia or Tim Draper of Draper Fisher Jurvetson!
|Michael Moritz joined Sequoia Capital in 1986 and is currently Partner. Sequoia was one of the only two venture capital firms to back Google itself. Other investments include PayPal, Yahoo, and Apple. Previous to Sequoia, Michael worked as a reporter for Time Warner and co-founded Technologic Partners. Michael holds an M.A. in history from Christ Church, a college of the University of Oxford, and an MBA from Wharton.||Tim Draper is the Founder and a Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson. His original suggestion to use “viral marketing” in web-based email to geometrically spread an Internet product to its market was instrumental to the successes of Hotmail and YahooMail. He serves on the boards of Glam.com, Tagworld, and SocialText. Tim holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.|
Women 2.0 Napkin Business Challenge Eligibility and Rules
The business plan must represent the original work of members of the team. You can submit as many business ideas on napkins as you want. You may have a team of up to four individuals. At least half of the team must be female and at least half of the team must be under 35; else the majority shareholder must be a woman and under 35. This is a Women 2.0 and Entrepreneur27 production afterall.
We are accepting business ideas that are in concept stage or in beta launch only. The competition is for new, independent ventures in the seed, start-up, or early stage. Generally excluded are the following: buy-outs, expansions of existing companies, real estate syndications, tax shelters, franchises, licensing agreements for distribution in a different geographical area, and spin-outs from existing corporations. As if you d be silly enough to submit that anyway.
Resources for the Women 2.0 Napkin Business Challenge
- Shanda Bahles from El Dorado Ventures talks about investing in technology
- How to change the world: The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint from Guy Kawasaki
- Entrepreneurship Education Resources (podcasts and videos from Stanford)
- Tina Seelig (Stanford Technology Ventures Program) on “What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20”
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