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Posted: May 1, 2008
UC Berkeley business plan competition finalists include nanotechnology treatment system
(Nanowerk News) Today is the tenth annual UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition public presentations and awards ceremony. Eight finalist teams will showcase their ventures and vie for $45,000 in cash prizes. The plans range from a consumer technology that would make it easier to buy a used car online, to a treatment system that uses nanotechnology to deliver therapeutic treatments. 2008 was a record year, with 101 initial entries from UC Berkeley and UCSF departments as diverse as bioengineering, psychology, and journalism, as well as from alumni.
The event is open to the public. The winners will be announced toward the end of the evening. While the final winners are chosen by judges from the venture capital industry, all members of the audience will have a chance to vote on the People's Choice Award during the event.
WHEN: Thursday, May 1, 2008, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Arthur Andersen Auditorium at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/haas/maps.html
WHO: Brett Wilson, co-founder and CEO of TubeMogul. TubeMogul, which tied for first place in the 2007 UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition, provides distribution and analytics to more than 20,000 content creators and advertisers in the online video space. Wilson is a 2007 MBA alumnus of the Haas School of Business, where TubeMogul was conceived and incubated.
Background: The UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition is organized by MBA students at the Haas School of Business and hosted by the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation in cooperation with the College of Engineering, the School of Information, and the UC San Francisco Innovation Accelerator.
For more information on the competition, visit http://bplan.berkeley.edu .