The calendar for this year’s La Macchia New Venture Business Plan Competition is below. The Lubar Entrepreneurship Center also offers several workshops and events to support the development of your venture.

Dates for 2019-2020 Information
Tuesday, September 3rd Registration Opens
Tuesday,
September 10th
Workshop: New Venture Business Plan Competition Overview (Jim Hunter, Presenter)
6:00 – 7:15pm, Lubar N440
Register
Tuesday, September 17th Workshop: New Venture Business Plan Competition Overview (Jim Hunter, Presenter)
6:00 – 7:15pm, Lubar S341
Register
Monday, September 30th Deadline to Submit Intent to Compete Form
Tuesday, October 1st Workshop: Writing an Effective Executive Summary/The Operational Plan (Jim Hunter, Presenter)
6:00 – 7:30pm, Lubar S341
Register
Tuesday, October 15th Workshop: Marketing Essentials (Cheryl Mitchell, Presenter)
11:00am – 1:00pm, Lubar S341 – Lunch will be served
Registration required
Tuesday, October 24th Workshop: Financial Fundamentals (Tim Peterson, Presenter)
11:00am – 1:00pm, Lubar S341 – Lunch will be served
Registration required
Monday, November 18th Phase I: Deadline to Submit Idea Abstract
Tuesday, November 26th Ideas Abstracts with comments are returned to entrants
Saturday, December 7th One-on-One Meetings with Competition Advisors
9:00am – 12:00pm, Lubar S490
Please schedule with Debbie Roy
Friday, January 3rd Phase II: Deadline to Submit Business Plan for Review
Friday, January 17th Business Plans with comments are returned to entrants
Monday, February 10th Phase III: Deadline for final submission of Business Plans
Saturday, February 22nd Optional Practice Presentation to Competition Advisors
9:00am -12:00pm, Lubar TBD
Saturday,
February 29th
FINAL COMPETITION
8:00am – 1:00pm, Lubar S341