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Entry Deadline and Presentation Skills Seminar: UNM Technology Business Plan Competition

February 1, 2010

2010 UNM Technology Business Plan Competition
Friday, February 5th is the deadline to enter this year's UNM Technology Business Plan Competition, with expected prizes totaling $40,000. Open only to UNM students, this competition fosters entrepreneurial activity and offers exposure to venture capital and angel funders as well as legal, accounting, and banking professionals. To enter, students need to submit an "Intention to Present" form by 5pm. Forms can be found in the complete rules available at https://techbizplan.mgt.unm.edu.

Also on Feb 5, the Anderson School of Management will host a seminar on "Presenting the Business Plan," with guest speaker John Freisinger, Director of Business Assistance with Technology Ventures Corporation (TVC). The seminar takes place from 11:30 AM -1:30 PM and is open to all UNM students—please rsvp by Jan 31 to Jennifer Bayley, bayley@mgt.unm.edu, 277-6172. Lunch is provided.

As an executive speaking coach, award winning Toastmaster, and national columnist, John Freisinger helps entrepreneurs craft messages that resonate with investors. Technology Ventures Corporation (TVC) is a non-profit organization linking entrepreneurs with funding sources. TVC charges no fees and accepts no equity in firms for their services. TVC sponsors the $10,000 TVC Lockheed Martin Prize supporting the UNM Technology Business Plan Competition. Operational funding for the presentation skills seminar is provided by the NM Wired Initiative.

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The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit www.mgt.unm.edu, email info@mgt.unm.edu, or call (505) 277-6471.

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