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UNM Technology Business Plan Competition & Entrepreneurial Challenge

April 2, 2013

(Albuquerque, NM) The eighth annual UNM Technology Business Plan Competition (TBPC) and the third annual Entrepreneurial Challenge (EC) will take place at the Anderson School of Management on Friday, April 5.
The fourteen teams participating in the university-wide competition will present their plans to experienced venture capitalists and angel investors who will select three prize-winning proposals for both the TBPC and EC. The presentations begin at 9:00 am and the teams who make it to the finals will present again in the afternoon. The public is invited to attend and admission is free.
The Technology Business Plan Competition was founded in 2005 by Dr. Sul Kassicieh, Distinguished Professor and Andersonís Endowed Chair in Economic Development. The competition encourages student teams from all UNM schools to utilize the wealth of technological innovations developed in New Mexico federal laboratories and universities. Student teams utilize technology from Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories, from STC.UNM, or their own source with which to create a new business venture. The Entrepreneurial Challenge invites teams to create new small firms in business not involving intellectual property.
The winning teams will be announced at the Awards Reception and Banquet beginning at 6pm at the Embassy Suites Hotel. $55,000 in prize funds will be awarded to aspiring entrepreneurs for start-up funding. For complete competition details please visit and


The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

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, email, or call (505) 277-6471.