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ELEVATE 2016 Business Plan Competition

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ELEVATE has a mission to elevate entrepreneurial excellence through an annual faith-based business plan competition among national Christian colleges, universities, and fellowships.


Our vision is to elevate and mobilize a generation of entrepreneurs, investors, and leaders to work for the good of others (Genesis 2:15), use God-given gifts (Romans 12:6-8), and multiply God’s resources (Luke 19:11-27) for God’s purpose and Kingdom.


ELEVATE is modeled after the March Madness of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. For-profit startup business plans that will have been selected from a global application pool will be evaluated by online judges in regional competitions in Late February 2016 across East, Midwest, South, West and International regions.


The winner of each of the regional finals along with one wild card entry will comprise the six teams that will compete for the $50,000 grand prize investment in Silicon Valley, CA at ELEVATE 2016 Global Finals on April 1, 2016.  Travel expenses will be reimbursed up to $2,000 per team.


The keynote speakers at the ELEVATE 2015 Finals were Connie Chan, Partner at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and Steve Saccone, Executive Pastor at Awakenings Church and author of Relational Intelligence: How Leaders Can Expand Their Influcence Through a New Way of Being Smart and Protege: Developing the Next Generation of Church Leaders.  2016 speakers have yet to be announced.


Check out the latest at www.elevatebizplan.com.