CSUF Business Plan Competition


CSUF Business Plan CompetitionThe 2015 CSUF Business Plan Competition and Innovation Exhibition was a huge success!

Synopsis: http://bit.ly/CSUFBizPlan2015

With nearly 150 people in attendance we were able to showcase some of the great innovations that our students are working on and we provided three student-entrepreneurs with some seed funding for their concepts.

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We plan on hosting another CSUF Business Plan Competition Spring 2016 and a Titan Fast Pitch Competition Fall 2015. Make sure to check back for more information!

This page is here to help people who are (or will be) competitors in the CSUF Business Plan Competition. What follows is a combination of general resources for people who are interested in starting their own business and information that is more germane to this competition of ours. We will update this page periodically as we come across valuable material for entrepreneurs and more information about the CSUF Business Plan Competition is available.

What we are looking for in your Business Concept Questionnaire Answers

This is a bit of a loaded question because everyone’s business is different and, as such, you should focus on extolling the virtues of your business idea and attempt to address, or at least minimize, any weaknesses. But, in general, we are looking for:

  • Companies that have the potential to grow big and fast
  • Companies that have an identifiable niche and a market that can sustain your business as it grows
  • The right people in place on your team (this can be people who aren’t CSUF students – although, only CSUF students can present and win money and prizes)
  • Show that customers really want your product/service (i.e. Value Proposition)

General Information

Looking for a way to improve your ideas? Want some more information than the basics that are available in the Handout? Want an edge? Check out these links below to get more information on how to be an excellent entrepreneur.

Business Model You

Business Model Generation

The Lean Startup Circle Wiki

CSUF Business Plan Competition 2015


1/15/15 First Boot Camp | 1:00 – 3:00pm in SGMH 1303
2/10/15 Second Boot Camp | 4:00 – 6:00pm in UH 246, RSVP here
3/6/15 Deadline to sign up for the competition. Sign Up here
3/6/15 Business Concept Questionnaire due via email to csufentrepreneurship@fullerton.edu and tlindsay@fullerton.edu
3/13/15 Semifinalists announced
3/20/15 Business Plan Competition Semifinals in SGMH 1108
4/7/15 Business Plan Competition Finals | 1:00pm – 4:00pm in TSU Pavilion A

Boot Camp Highlights Video

Boot Camp PowerPoints

John Jackson’s PowerPoint from previous years

Dr. Atul Teckchandani’s PowerPoint from First Boot Camp

Dr. David Obstfeld’s PowerPoint from Second Boot Camp


Business Plan Competition Fact Sheet

Main Website

2014 CSUF Business Plan Competition Results

2013 CSUF Business Plan Competition Results

2012 CSUF Business Plan Competition Results

How to sign up for competition

CLICK HERE and follow the instructions. You cannot enter the competition without signing up first.