Judging the competition is a great opportunity to help shape entrepreneurial high-growth companies throughout Wisconsin. BPC judges include investors, academics, experienced entrepreneurs and other professionals interested in the development of high-growth companies that will define Wisconsin’s future.

The BPC is run in three written phases and a final live presentation phase. The first phase is essentially an “elevator pitch” of roughly 250 words, the second phase is a 1,000-word executive summary and the third phase is a 15- to 20-page business plan. The final phase of the contest is an oral presentation by the top three finalists in each category. The four categories are Advanced Manufacturing, Business Services, Information Technology and Life Sciences.

The contest will run through the website – www.govsbizplancontest.com. Scores and feedback for the first three phases are collected online from registered judges. The final presentation phase will be scored live by judges at the 2019 Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference on June 4 in Milwaukee.

Please remember that as a BPC judge you need to:

  • Remain impartial and at a discreet distance from the participating teams during the competition. If there are any conflicts of interest, please let the contest administrator know immediately and we will assign that plan to another judge.
  • Guard the confidentiality of the business plans reviewed during the competition.

If you would like to serve as a judge for the 2018 contest, please email Julie Johnson at julie@wisconsintechnologycouncil.com by Jan. 4, 2019, for instructions on creating an account.

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