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Program Timeline and Deadlines


The UNM Business Plan Competition is a 7 month program culminating in a competition. The program also has bootcamps leading up to the competition that will help you develop a successful business plan for your venture.

Required milestones and bootcamp event dates are listed below.


All events are scheduled in the UNM Student Union Building (SUB). The awards reception and banquet will be held at the Crowne Plaza Albuquerque.

Dates & Deadlines

Kick-offThursday, September 15, 2016UNM SUBUNM Business Plan Competition Round Table
Boot Camp 1Friday, September 30, 2016UNM SUB Lobo A & BStartup Feasibility
Milestone 1Thursday, October 6, 2016OnlineIntent to Participate form due
Boot Camp 2Thursday, October 20, 2016UNM SUB Acoma A & BLean Startup Model
Boot Camp 3Thursday, November 10, 2016UNM SUB Acoma A & BStartup Marketing and Sales
Boot Camp 4Friday, December 2, 2016UNM SUB Acoma A & BBusiness Plans
Boot Camp 5Friday, January 27, 2017UNM SUB Acoma A & BStartup Financials
Milestone 2Friday, January 27, 2017OnlineIntent to Compete information due
Boot Camp 6Thursday, February 16, 2017UNM Acoma A & BBusiness Plan Presentation
Boot Camp 7Friday, March 3, 2017UNM Acoma A & BFinal Questions and Answers Session
Milestone 3Tuesday, March 21, 2017OnlineBusiness Plan Submission Deadline
Competition DayFriday, March 31, 2017UNM SUBBusiness Plan Competition Day
Reception and Awards BanquetFriday, March 31, 2017Crowne Plaza AlbuquerqueBusiness Plan Competition Reception & Awards Banquet