The 2017 Beall New Venture Competition is getting underway with a signature Kickoff + Bash event scheduled for November 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the Merage School Auditorium.
Past competition winners including Gina Heitkamp, FEMBA ’14, of Middle School Moguls (previously called iBesties) and Matt Zimmer, FEMBA ’11, from Stack Tek (previously StackedWine) will be presenting at the Kickoff. Afterwards, a Bash will be held on the Kristen Monson Grand Terrace, where past coaches, past and potential new judges, and Beall Center board members will join in the celebration.
The New Venture Competition is taking the place of the annual Business Plan Competition and will offer new tracks including: consumer products, consumer services, and business products and services for life sciences. More workshops will be offered as well. The goal is to build on the competition’s past success and enhance the premier event to draw new participants, create a stronger national presence and award high dollar prizes.
All UC Irvine students, staff and researchers are invited to participate by forming a team, creating a startup and potentially funding their ideas all within six months. Click here to register.