Each round of the competition requires different submission materials. Teams are expected to revise materials between each round using feedback from judges, mentors, and new information about the venture.
Guidelines and requirements for each round can be linked to below. Teams that do not adhere to these may be disqualified.
I. Executive Summary Round
II. Regional Semi-final Round
III. Global Finals Round
Important Information about Confidentiality and Intellectual Property Guidelines
The authors of the business plan will retain all rights to the plan regarding its use. Judges, reviewers, and staff will not be asked sign non-disclosure statements.
All public sessions of the competition may be broadcast to interested persons through media which may include radio, television and the Internet. Any data or information discussed or divulged in public sessions by entrants should be considered information that will likely enter the public realm, and entrants should not assume any right of confidentiality in any data or information discussed, divulged or presented in these sessions.
Teams retain all proprietary rights to submitted materials, but GSVC may make copies and use them in its own materials.