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Press Release


April 2, 2014

(Albuquerque, NM) The ninth annual UNM Business Plan Competition will take place at the Anderson School of Management on Friday, April 11.

The thirteen 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 Technology Ventures track and Entrepreneurial track. The presentations begin at 8:00 a.m. 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. RSVP at

The winning teams will be announced at the Awards Reception and Banquet beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel. $75,000 in prize funds will be awarded to the aspiring entrepreneurs for start-up funding.

The UNM 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. Technology Ventures 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. Entrepreneurial teams create new small firms in business not involving intellectual property. For complete competition details please visit


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.