2022 TERMIS-AM Business Plan Competition Organizers: Suzanne Tabbaa, PhD and Chelsea Bahney, PhD

Please submit your “abstract” via email to Tatiana Veres, am2022@termis.org by the extended deadline of Sunday, May 1, 2022.

For the 2022 TERMIS-AM Conference, the Commercialization and Regulation Thematic Working Interest Group (TWIG) proudly invites you to participate in a Business Plan Competition. The top three submissions will compete in the Finals during the 2022 TERMIS-AM conference that will be held in Toronto, ON, Canada from July 10-13 with podium presentations. The winner will be judged and selected by an expert judging panel panel. Apart from living a unique experience, finalists will receive mentorship, feedback, and exposure. The top 8 applicants not chosen to compete in the Finals will be awarded Honorable Mention and participate during a poster business plan competition. Semi-finalists will provide a 1-min elevator pitch during the poster session and receive scores and feedback from expert judges.

Applicants should submit their “abstract” directly to Tatiana Veres, am2022@termis.org, using the published formatting requirements, with the exception of the Content. Abstracts should be comprised of the following content sections:
(1) Company Summary
(2) Products and/or Service
(3) Market and Competition Analysis
(4) Strategy and Implementation,
(5) Financial Plan
(6) Management Plan

Other “abstract” considerations:

  • There is no word limit, though, we recommend no more than 2 pages single space with wide margins.
  • Charts and graphs are acceptable as long as they do not take up too much room and are not the primary means of explanation.

NEW! Deadline for submitting abstracts for the Business Plan Competition will be Sunday, May 1, 2022. Please submit your “abstract” via email to Tatiana Veres, am2022@termis.org.

Teams will be notified by the end of May whether they will be participating in the Honorable Mention (poster) or Finals (podium) track. Those selected for the finals will be asked to submit full Business Plans. Details on full Business Plans will follow, but will generally be a written expansion of the above content to a maximum of 10 pages. The final teams will be matched with two mentors who will provide feedback and support on business plans and pitch presentations prior to the annual meeting. The final written business plans will be due Thursday, July 2, 2022 and the final pitch event will be held at the annual meeting July 10-13.

Other Information:

  • Participants can be individuals or teams. Teams are limited to 5 members per team, and may include multi-disciplinary students (eg, Business school, pre-Law, etc).
  • Participants can be anyone along the educational spectrum (undergrad through post-doc and faculty) AND to start-up companies (real or imagined at under say $1M revenue and with revenue not inclusive of SBIR/STTR or related funding)
  • Technologies may be conceptual in nature: the product or service need not be reduced to practice, intellectual property secured or corporate structures formed.
  • Participants recognize that presenting at the Business Competition constitutes a public disclosure.
  • Only one submission per participant/group.