AUTM 2013 Venture Forum Business Plan Competition Accepting Applications

The Association of University Technology Managers is seeking academic and research institution-affiliated startup companies to participate in the AUTM 2013 Venture Forum Business Plan Competition, taking place March 1 during the AUTM Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

The first place company will receive at $10,000 cash prize. To be eligible:

  • The startup must be a legally existing company and have a license or option-to-license with a research institution (university, research hospital, research institute, government laboratory), and the obligated technology must comprise an integral part of the startup’s business focus. Note: There is no territorial limitation on the company’s location.
  • The startup does not need to have received prior professional investment but must be actively seeking funding. Note: startups that have already received (i) a Series A round, (ii) in excess of $2 million in private investments, or (iii) significant sales revenue in 2012 or before are too advanced and not eligible for this competition.
  • A manager/executive must present the venture pitch, not an inventor/scientist.

Applications are due Monday, November 12, 2012.

For more information and to apply online, visit the AUTM 2013 Annual Meeting Web site.