BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION
2014 Call for Entries
Business Plan Submission Deadline: Jan 3, 2014
Finalists receive cash prizes and expenses towards the LES (USA & Canada) Mid-Year Meeting, world-class mentorship and networking opportunities!
Telling It Like It Is: Finalists Sound Off About Their LES Competition Experience!
CALL FOR ENTRIES:
The LES Foundation invites MS/MBA/MD/JD/PhD students and post doctoral scholars from around the world to participate in the 2014 Competition!
To participate entrants must submit a business plan with a core intellectual property component and strategies for how the intellectual property assets will be commercialized to achieve business objectives.
What’s in it for YOU?
- Learn the basics of intellectual property and licensing
- Extraordinary mentorship, judging and feedback from professionals.
- Learn how intellectual property strategy supports your business plan.
- Finalists win expense-paid trips to compete at the LES (USA & Canada) Mid-Year Meeting in New York, NY.
- Chance to win $10,000 Grand Prize or $5,000 LESI Global Award. All finalist teams receive $1,000.
|Aug. 30, 2013 - Sept. 30, 2013:||Register at www.iStart.org to receive an LES IP Business Mentor|
|Oct. 1, 2013 – Jan. 3, 2014:||Business Plan Submission|
|February 7, 2014:||Finalist Announcement|
|March 24 & 25, 2014:||Competition Finals
2014 LES Mid-Year Meeting in New York
The Licensing Executives Society, (U.S.A. and Canada), Inc., is the preeminent professional organization in the field of IP transfer and commercialization in the U.S.A., and Canada. It is one of 32 national and regional societies of the Licensing Executives Society International (LESI), which has over 10,000 members worldwide. The LES Foundation was established by LES (U.S.A. and Canada) to increase awareness and understanding of the licensing of intellectual property rights and to communicate the critical role licensing plays in bringing creativity and innovation to the commercial marketplace.
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