Selection Process

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    Overview of the Selection Process

    Stage I
    Submission of a business plan application and executive summary, describing the proposed venture.
    All submissions should be made to .

    Deadline: October 27th, 2006 - 5:00pm EST
    Applicants notified of status: November 3rd, 2006

    Stage II
    In Stage II, the most promising applicants will be invited to submit a complete business plan.

    Deadline: November 10th, 2006 - 5:00pm EST
    Applicants notified of status: November 18th, 2006

    Stage III

    The top 3 applicants from Stage II will be invited to present at the WMY Conference on December 2, 2006. Stage III finalists will present their business plans at the New Venture Competition at the 33rd Annual Whitney M. Young Memorial Conference, held on December 2, 2006. (Finalists will be provided with assistance to improve their presentations before the conference). Each finalist is guaranteed a prize and MUST be registered for the Conference.


    We greatly appreciate your interest in the WMY Conference and the New Venture Competition (NVC).
    Should there be any additional questions, please contact us at .


    Good luck!


    Anthony Okoro and Gerald Mitchell
    Co-Directors, New Venture Competition

November 3Oth -
December 3rd , 2006
Loews Hotel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


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The Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Conference is produced and administered by the African American MBA Association,
a student-run organization of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.