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SPONSORS

The Business Plan Competition would not be possible without the contributions of our business community.
As a sponsor of the BPC, you are contributing to an exceptional hands-on learning experience for WSU students.

Support the BPC

Our Vision: Real-world education

The Business Plan Competition bridges theory and application for students who participate and was developed to give student entrepreneurs and future business owners hands-on learning opportunities:

  • To practice business in a real-world setting
  • To develop skills that will serve them well in existing companies and startups alike
  • To showcase their business acumen
  • To get feedback from industry professionals and expand their networks

For more information

Marie Mayes, MBA
Director, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
Clinical Assistant Professor, MISE
509-335-5628
mmayes@wsu.edu

 

Jeff Pilcher
Director of Philanthropic Engagement
Carson College of Business
509-335-8906
jeff.pilcher@wsu.edu

Opportunities for Support

 

Support the BPC

PARTNER

$20,000 and above

  • Company name & logo featured on all event materials
  • Company logo linked to company’s website on BPC website
  • Named prize
  • Company representative presents prize
  • Sponsor acknowledged during awards ceremony
  • Preferred seating at awards dinner
  • Three (3) company representatives invited as Presentation Round judges
  • Inclusion in BPC press release
  • Two (2) tickets to 2019 Carson College of Business Power Breakfast

INVESTOR

$10,000

  • Company name & logo featured on all event materials
  • Company logo linked to company’s website on BPC website
  • Named student league
  • Sponsor acknowledged during awards ceremony
  • Two (2) company representatives invited as Presentation Round judges

ANGEL

$5,000

  • Company name & logo featured on all event materials
  • Company logo on BPC website
  • Sponsor acknowledged during awards ceremony
  • Two (2) company representatives invited as Presentation Round judges

FRIEND

$2,500

  • Company logo displayed on BPC website
  • Company representative (1) invited as judge at Presentation Rounds

Additional Opportunities

MERIT PRIZE SPONSORSHIP

Sponsorship amounts vary

  • Company logo linked to company’s website on BPC website
  • Named and/or themed prize
  • Company representative presents prize
  • Sponsor acknowledged during awards ceremony
  • One (1) company representative invited as Presentation Round judge

SMALL GIFTS, BIG IMPACT

All startups know that every little bit helps, and we couldn’t agree more! Give today and help us support students as they turn their ideas into reality.

IN-KIND SPONSORSHIP

We welcome in-kind gifts and other partnerships with our friends in the business community. For these opportunities, please contact Marie Mayes, director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, or Jeff Pilcher, director of Philanthropic Engagement for the Carson College of Business.

 

The Business Plan Competition at WSU is rated by students as one of the best experiences for helping ready them to launch their careers.— Mike Tompkins , director, Business Development, Hitachi Consulting

Thank You, 2019 Sponsors!

 

Partner

 

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Investor

 

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The Ostrander Scholarship

Friend

 

Dave & Deborah Grant

 

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Carol Anne Ebert-Sears
& Dave Sears

Mark Wuotila

The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies also wishes to express our gratitude to Idaho Capital Ventures and Freestone Capital for their support of the 2019 BPC.