Nicol Competition

Goodman School of Business




Nicol Competition


Eligibility and registration 

Step One: Submit a full business plan*
Step Two: If shortlisted, present the business plan - winners will be selected based on this round of the competition.

For further information about this national competition go to: http://nicol-award.com/

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND DATES

Wednesday, February 5, 2014: Your Business Plan Submission is due. Details about your submission.

Friday (afternoon), February 14, 2014: Finalists will be announced and listed here. Judges for this round will be Brock faculty.

Thursday, February 27, 2014: Business Plan Presentations. Judges for this round are community Business Leaders.

Friday, February 28, 2014: Winners announced here

 

The Brock 1st place winners will then compete nationally and if successful will be invited to the National Finals in Ottawa. The Brock 1st place winner must email their business plan to the Nicol National Organizer on Friday, February 28th so they can compete at the national level. This deadline is firm and will not be extended.

RULES

*Business Plans must be original work of the submitting team.  Plans need not be based on an existing business.  The plan can concern a potential business opportunity.  We recommend the business plan be between 10 and 30 pages in length, excluding appendices.  We recommend the business plan include an Executive Summary.  The business plans will be considered for originality, viability and completeness.

Plagiarism Policy - Strictly Enforced.  All members of each competing team have the responsibility to ensure that no part of the business plan is copied from any source.  All submissions must be original work in their entirety. Plagiarism is grounds for instant disqualification from this competition.

**The organizer reserves the right to extend the deadline if insufficient entries are received.

 

Who is eligible to enter the Nicol Competition?
Any team from a participating university is eligible to enter the competition. Teams can consist of 1–3 students, the majority of whom must be full-time undergraduates at that university.
  • If the team has only one member, he/she must be an undergraduate at that university.
  • If the team has two members, at least one—the team leader—must be an undergraduate at that university. The second can be an undergraduate or graduate student at any Canadian university, or have graduated from a Canadian university within the past two years.
  • If the team has three members, at least two—including the team leader—must be undergraduates at that university. The third can be an undergraduate or graduate student at any Canadian university, or have graduated from a Canadian university within the past two years.
The student member(s) from the participating university must be an integral part of the business opportunity being proposed.

Contact Information

Chair of Organizing Committee and Brock University Competition Facilitator:

Dr. Teresa V. Menzies, PhD., Professor, Goodman School of Business
If you have competition questions, please email nicolcompetition@brocku.ca.