Early bird applications open July 22 – August 6, 2020

Regular applications August 7 – September 6, 2020

Competition September 7 – November 20, 2020

Why the National Venture Plan Competition?

Entering the competition offers startups one the biggest opportunities ever to raise capital by fast-tracking them to present to many investor groups, angels, VCs and family offices. Such opportunity provides potentially more value than monetary prizes.

  1. Present to investors in ten different categories
  2. Attend invaluable webinars and learn
  3. Win prizes
  4. Biggest Value: Screen/Pitch to multiple investor groups

About Pismo Ventures’ National Venture Plan Competition

Pismo Ventures calls on all startups and entrepreneurs anywhere in the US! The National Venture Plan Competition offers ventures the opportunity to present their business, obtain honest and expert feedback from experienced judges and investors, have exposure to angels and other investors nationwide, and win invaluable prizes along the way. The competition is open to all businesses pre or post revenue (not only an idea) across the nation.

Competitors apply by submitting an online application, a 3-page plan, a 15-page powerpoint pitch deck, and a 60-second video pitch.

Panel of Investor Judges

We have a great lineup of entrepreneurs, startup experts, investors, judges, advisors, and mentors not only to judge your business for the competition, but also to provide invaluable feedback. 

Online Workshops & Webinars

Applicants and general admission attendees will be able to attend all workshops and webinars especially prepared for this competition.  Topics include finance, legal, marketing/sales, pitch deck, and much more.

Published by CSUF Entrepreneurship

We teach, coach and lead the principled, cross-disciplinary practice of entrepreneurship. We believe that, through determined practice, leadership and team work, our students, faculty, clients, volunteers and alums can systematically recombine the new and the old to forge new ventures, create an entrepreneurial culture, and dramatically benefit our community.

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