03/31/07 | Uncategorized

2007 Napkin Business Challenge

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We’ve had a tremendous response from all over the US, Canada, UK, and India! We have officially closed the Napkin Business Challenge to further entries. Thank you for submitting!

Semi-finalists will be contacted shortly.

Finalists will be contacted April 20th.

The Pitch Event is April 25th and is open to the public.

The top 2 winning teams get $1000 and a meeting with Michael Moritz of Sequoia or Tim Draper of Draper Fisher Jurvetson!

Michael Moritz joined Sequoia Capital in 1986 and is currently Partner. Sequoia was one of the only two venture capital firms to back Google itself. Other investments include PayPal, Yahoo, and Apple. Previous to Sequoia, Michael worked as a reporter for Time Warner and co-founded Technologic Partners. Michael holds an M.A. in history from Christ Church, a college of the University of Oxford, and an MBA from Wharton. Tim Draper is the Founder and a Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson. His original suggestion to use “viral marketing” in web-based email to geometrically spread an Internet product to its market was instrumental to the successes of Hotmail and YahooMail. He serves on the boards of Glam.com, Tagworld, and SocialText. Tim holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Mail your napkin no larger than 7×7 inches in a regular-sized envelope to 1770 Pine Street, Suite 103, San Francisco, CA 94109. Put your name and contact info on the napkin so we can match it with your emailed entry form. Email this entry form with your team info to women2.0@gmail.com. Semi-finalists will be notified by April 1st.
Semi-finalists are to email their 10 slide PowerPoint presentation to women2.0@gmail.com by midnight on Friday, April 6th. Finalists will be notified by April 20th and invited to present to our judging panel.
Starting at 7:00pm in the CNET office in San Francisco, finalists will pitch to a judging panel consisting of venture capitalists, seasoned entrepreneurs, and successful women executives.

Women 2.0 Napkin Business Challenge Eligibility and Rules

The business plan must represent the original work of members of the team. You can submit as many business ideas on napkins as you want. You may have a team of up to four individuals. At least half of the team must be female and at least half of the team must be under 35; else the majority shareholder must be a woman and under 35. This is a Women 2.0 and Entrepreneur27 production afterall.

We are accepting business ideas that are in concept stage or in beta launch only. The competition is for new, independent ventures in the seed, start-up, or early stage. Generally excluded are the following: buy-outs, expansions of existing companies, real estate syndications, tax shelters, franchises, licensing agreements for distribution in a different geographical area, and spin-outs from existing corporations. As if you d be silly enough to submit that anyway.

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Anne-Gail Moreland

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Anne-Gail Moreland, an intern with Women 2.0, was on the StartupBus. She studies neuroscience at Mount Holyoke College, where she is trying to merge a passion for tech and the brain into a new wave of cognition-based technology

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