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Merage School Auditorium UCI Paul Merage School Of Business

4293 Pereira Drive, SB1, Irvine, CA 92697-3125, United States

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Do you have an idea you've always wanted to turn into a business?

Join us on November 7th as we kick off UCI's premier entrepreneurial competition. Our New Venture Competition launches with an overview of the new competition, different challenges, tips from previous winners, and a mixer!

Meet potential team members, coaches and judges while mixing and networking with other participants. Learn important information about the competition, what the competition process looks like, and how to win your share of $100,000+ in cash and in-kind benefits.

SCHEDULE
5:00 pm Kick-Off Begins

Information and more FAQs about the competition can be found on our website here:

https://merage.uci.edu/research-faculty/centers/innovation-entrepreneurship/new-venture-competiton.html
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Upcoming Events

Tue, Feb 07, 2023
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Merage School Auditorium UCI Paul Merage School Of Business
How to Write a Winning Concept Paper

Topic: How to Write a Winning Concept Paper

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

Join us for the fourth workshop of the series! This workshop will teach attendees how to create a concept paper. Attending this workshop is strongly recommended, as Concept Papers are a requirement of the competition and are due on March 12, 2022. Concept papers are required to be similar to an executive summary and should be no longer than 3-pages.



SCHEDULE

5:00 pm Check-In (Merage Atrium)

5:30 pm Workshop Begins (Merage Auditorium)

7:00 pm Workshop Ends – Mixer Begins (Merage Atrium)

Tue, Apr 11, 2023
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Merage School Auditorium UCI Paul Merage School Of Business
How to Go to Market

Topic: How to Go to Market

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

Join us for the fifth workshop of the series! Teams will learn how to identify target customers and strategies for selling their product or service. Learn from NVC judge on how to build a go to market strategy.

Still recruiting for team members? Meet them at this event during dinner, the workshop, or the mixer!

Complimentary appetizers and refreshments will be provided.



SCHEDULE

5:00 pm Check-In (Merage Atrium)

5:30 pm Workshop Begins (Merage Auditorium)

7:00 pm Workshop Ends – Mixer Begins (Merage Atrium)



There will be a Beall Bash Networking mixer following the workshop with appetizers and drinks!



Information and more FAQs about the competition can be found on our website here:

https://merage.uci.edu/research-faculty/centers/innovation-entrepreneurship/new-venture-competiton.html

Tue, Apr 18, 2023
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Merage School Auditorium UCI Paul Merage School Of Business
How to Make Money

Topic: How to Make Money
WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

Join us for the sixth workshop of the series! Teams will learn how to navigate finances for their startups. Learn from NVC judge on how to model your startup's finances.

Still recruiting for team members? Meet them at this event during dinner, the workshop, or the mixer!

Complimentary appetizers and refreshments will be provided.



SCHEDULE

5:00 pm Check-In (Merage Atrium)

5:30 pm Workshop Begins (Merage Auditorium)

7:00 pm Workshop Ends – Mixer Begins (Merage Atrium)



There will be a Beall Bash Networking mixer following the workshop with appetizers and drinks!



Information and more FAQs about the competition can be found on our website here:

https://merage.uci.edu/research-faculty/centers/innovation-entrepreneurship/new-venture-competiton.html

Tue, Apr 25, 2023
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Merage School Auditorium UCI Paul Merage School Of Business
How to Build a Winning Pitch Deck

Topic: How to Build a Winning Pitch Deck

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

Join us for the seventh workshop of the series! A pitch deck is required for teams who are presenting on May 13th. Learn from NVC Judge on how to build a pitch deck.

Complimentary appetizers and refreshments will be provided.



SCHEDULE

5:00 pm Check-In (Merage Atrium)

5:30 pm Workshop Begins (Merage Auditorium)

7:00 pm Workshop Ends – Mixer Begins (Merage Atrium)



There will be a Beall Bash Networking mixer following the workshop with appetizers and drinks!



Information and more FAQs about the competition can be found on our website here:

https://merage.uci.edu/research-faculty/centers/innovation-entrepreneurship/new-venture-competiton.html

Tue, May 02, 2023
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Merage School Auditorium UCI Paul Merage School Of Business
How to Pitch & Deal With Q&A

Topic: How to Pitch & Deal With Q&A

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

Join us for the eighth and final workshop of the series! Teams competing in the final round of the New Venture Competition are required to pitch to judges on May 12th. Teams will give a 10-minute presentation followed by a 10-minute Q&A session. Learn more about what is expected and how to succeed.

If you have any questions regarding the presentation on May 13th, we encourage you to attend!

Complimentary appetizers and refreshments will be provided.



SCHEDULE

5:00 pm Check-In (Merage Atrium)

5:30 pm Workshop Begins (Merage Auditorium)

7:00 pm Workshop Ends – Mixer Begins (Merage Atrium)



There will be a Beall Bash Networking mixer following the workshop with appetizers and drinks!



Information and more FAQs about the competition can be found on our website here:

https://merage.uci.edu/research-faculty/centers/innovation-entrepreneurship/new-venture-competiton.html

Past Events

Tue, Jan 31, 2023
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Merage School Auditorium UCI Paul Merage School Of Business
How to Research Your Market

Topic: Is there a Market for Your Product?

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

To be successful in the New Venture Competition, you need more than just a great idea - you need great research - and the UCI Libraries are here to help! This workshop will focus on key library databases for conducting industry, market, and company research. Learn how to navigate these resources to find industry outlook and market size information, identify and research competitors, and use these reliable sources of information to strengthen your concept papers and pitches.

Complimentary appetizers and refreshments will be provided.



SCHEDULE

5:00 pm Check-In (Merage Atrium)

5:30 pm Workshop Begins (Merage Auditorium)

7:00 pm Workshop Ends – Mixer Begins (Merage Atrium)



There will be a Beall Bash Networking mixer following the workshop with appetizers and drinks!

Tue, Jan 24, 2023
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Merage School Auditorium UCI Paul Merage School Of Business
From Idea to Business

Topic: From Idea to Business

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

Join us for the second workshop of the series! Teams will work together to find solutions to problems they identify, converting them into opportunities. Learn from NVC judge on how to find solutions.

Complimentary appetizers and refreshments will be provided.

SCHEDULE

5:00 pm Check-In (Merage Atrium)

5:30 pm Workshop Begins (Merage Auditorium)

7:00 pm Workshop Ends – Mixer Begins (Merage Atrium)


There will be a Beall Bash Networking mixer following the workshop with appetizers and drinks!


Information and more FAQs about the competition can be found on our website here:

https://merage.uci.edu/research-faculty/centers/innovation-entrepreneurship/new-venture-competiton.html

Tue, Nov 15, 2022
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Merage School Auditorium UCI Paul Merage School Of Business
How to Come up with a Billion Dollar Idea

How to Come up with a Billion Dollar Idea

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

Join us for the first workshop of the series! This workshop is meant to help teams formulate or reinforce strong ideas as well as how to choose your winning team. Learn how to plan the development of your idea from, NVC Judge, Dan Jenkins and David Ochi.

Complimentary appetizers and refreshments will be provided.

SCHEDULE

5:30 pm Check-In (Merage Atrium)

6:00 pm Workshop Begins (Merage Auditorium)

7:00 pm Workshop Ends – Mixer Begins (Merage Atrium)

There will be a Beall Bash Networking mixer following the workshop with appetizers and drinks!


Information and more FAQs about the competition can be found on our website here:

https://merage.uci.edu/research-faculty/centers/innovation-entrepreneurship/new-venture-competiton.html

Mon, Nov 07, 2022
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Merage School Auditorium UCI Paul Merage School Of Business
Stella Zhang New Venture Competition 2023 + Beall Butterworth Competition 2023 Kick Off

Do you have an idea you've always wanted to turn into a business?

Join us on November 7th as we kick off UCI's premier entrepreneurial competition. Our New Venture Competition launches with an overview of the new competition, different challenges, tips from previous winners, and a mixer!

Meet potential team members, coaches and judges while mixing and networking with other participants. Learn important information about the competition, what the competition process looks like, and how to win your share of $100,000+ in cash and in-kind benefits.

SCHEDULE
5:00 pm Kick-Off Begins

Information and more FAQs about the competition can be found on our website here:

https://merage.uci.edu/research-faculty/centers/innovation-entrepreneurship/new-venture-competiton.html

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Merage School Auditorium UCI Paul Merage School Of Business

4293 Pereira Drive, SB1, Irvine, CA 92697-3125, United States

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