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Free University of Maryland $75K Business Plan Competition Workshop!
Writing the Executive Summary: How to Stand Out From the Crowd

- Date: Friday, February 3, 2011
- Time: noon-1 p.m.
- Location: Room 1107 Stamp Student Union
- Register to attend at:

Executive summaries should all provide the same basic information (company description, value proposition, etc.), but presenting that information in an exciting and memorable way is difficult. Learn here how to intrigue the judges with your executive summary so they want to see your business plan in the UM $75K Business Plan Competition finals. The speaker will be Craig Dye, director of Mtech's VentureAccelerator Program.

Register to attend at:

University of Maryland 
$75K Business Plan Competition

Have you considered starting a technology company based upon your research or have a burning idea for one? Take the first step--enter the University of Maryland $75K Business Plan Competition! Initial entries require just a 1-3 page executive summary.

* INNOVATE--take your research or great idea and start a company! We will help you. Finalists receive mentoring from seasoned and successful professionals. All entrants receive expert feedback. Initial entrants can take advantage of the free, open entrepreneur office hours offered by Mtech ( Attend the free executive summary workshop on February 3 for tips on how to write a great entry.Register to attend here!

* ACCELERATE--your venture towards success with the credibility that comes from winning a prestigious competition. Previous winners include Inc. 500 companies Squarespace and Lurn.

* WIN CASH!--thousands in cash and in-kind services for your company. The competition has awarded $685,000 to companies originating at the University of Maryland since 2001. Five previous winners are now multi-million dollar ventures. Winners are also eligible for a free year in the TERP Startub Lab (

The twelfth annual University of Maryland $75K Business Plan Competition encourages students, faculty and researchers at the University of Maryland to leverage their talent and ideas to create tomorrow's leading ventures. The competition process, its network of expert mentors and partners and the cash prizes awarded have helped many students, faculty and researchers act on their dreams and build their own companies.

Find out more at:

Mtech Sponsors
Sponsors of Mtech's programs include: Fish & Richardson P.C., the Maryland Biotechnology Center, Lockheed Martin, Nixon Peabody LLP, SAIC, and Warren Citrin. Mtech's partner organizations are FounderCorps, Social Matchbox, and Tech Cocktail.
Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech)

A. James Clark School of Engineering
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742