Congratulations to the ATA 2016 Conference Business Idea Competition Finalists
Thank you for participating in the ATA Business Idea Competition. We have received over 50 competitive business plans in response to the competition. A panel of 15 judges carefully reviewed the plans. Each business plan was reviewed by a minimum of 3 judges. Based on their evaluation, 10 Finalists were selected to provide the pitch to Judges at Rosemont Convention Center, Room B1, in Chicago on July 3 from 1 to 5pm.
Welcome to the Business Conference page! We look forward to meeting you at the ATA 14th ATA Conference & Youth Convention and Silver Jubilee Celebrations at Rosemont Convention Center, Chicago, IL. We have very exciting topics and guest speakers lined up for the conference. Please continue to check the website for updates.
ATA Business Committee is excited to present “Business Idea Competition” at the 14th ATA Conference & Youth Convention and Silver Jubilee Celebrations. The competition aims to utilize the experience and knowledge of successful entrepreneurs to promote innovative ideas of the youth and upcoming entrepreneurs. The competition will provide an excellent platform for young entrepreneurs,small and medium business owners, and recent graduates to share their vision and entrepreneurial skills to potential investors, venture capitalists and experienced professionals in fields such as IT, medicine, science, finance, and education. The competition will be held on 3rd July, 2016 at the Rosemont Convention Center Chicago, IL.
There are no restrictions on eligibility and no entry fee. Participants are allowed to work in teams or individually. Every individual or team is allowed to submit one idea which must be their original work. The competition will be held in two rounds, the first of which will be the application round. Around 10 ideas will be selected from the application round to move on to the presentation round. The details for each round and eligibility requirements are provided below.
To co-ordinate your entry to Convention Center for presentations, Please let us know if you are registered and attending ATA conference with your family/friends. (OR) if you need “Temporary Pass” to attend the Presentation.
This Temporary pass will only allow you to convention center between 1:30 and 5:30 PM on July 3rdh and will allow you to attend only the Business Idea Competition. If you need “Temporary Pass”, Please send me your details (Full Name, Contact Information – Email, Address and Phone Number) as soon as possible and NLT Tuesday, July 1 Noon. Please keep in mind that ATA Conference requires everyone to register to enter the convention center. If your friends/family members planning to attend the presentation along with you, Please make sure that they are registered for ATA Conference (1 day pass is available online – www.ataconference.org )
After the presentations are completed and based on judges final evaluation, We will announce Prizes on July 3 between 5:15 PM and 5:30 PM.
If you need pointers in preparation of presentation or general guidance as far as presentation, Mr. Sudhakar Garlanka graciously agreed to provide his assistance and his expertise. Please reach out to Mr. Sudhakar Garlanka at 703 626 7073 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Presentations are scheduled for July 3, between 2:00 PM and 5:30 PM. Finalists are required to be at Presentation Hall by NLT 1:30 PM on Sunday, July 3rd.Location: Rosemont Convention Center, Room TBD, Chicago, IL
There are cash prices for participants, the details of which are provided below. All finalists are also provided the opportunity to pitch their ideas to Venture Capitalists for potential Investment and/or potential internships.
The evaluation panel will include distinguished entrepreneurs and industry leaders along with successful venture capitalists.
ATA Business Committee is providing participants the following template for ease of proposing their business idea. Please include the below topics in the five page business overview.
The business ideas will be evaluated using the following evaluation criteria.
Please comment on the feasibility and completeness of the execution plan.
Congratulations to all the listed finalists and winners for Business Idea Competition of 2014 held in Philadelphia, PA. ATA Business Committee thank every participant, sponsor and speakers for making this first of its kind business conference in the history !
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