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BMO Financial Group Apex Business Plan Competition

Experience the Apex competition at UNB

Join us at the University of New Brunswick's Wu Conference Centre on Thursday, Jan. 25 and Friday, Jan. 26 for the BMO Financial Group Apex Business Plan Competition.

This competition brings together entrepreneurial-minded students to celebrate talent, encourage entrepreneurship as a viable option for the future, prepare for the challenges of a volatile global marketplace and — most importantly — have fun.

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Cash prizes for the best business plans

Participants will develop, direct, organize and present a business plan to a panel of judges. These judges will select the most plausible and promising business plan in each track and award cash prizes to each successful team. 

Teams compete in a variety of events at either the undergrad or graduate levels in the fields of marketing, finance and entrepreneurship. The competition challenges participants to be innovative and creative.

Join us Jan. 25–26 and watch live

Elevator pitch competition
Jan. 25, 3:30 – 4 p.m.
Learn which UNB teams will move on to Apex, with 60-second elevator pitches to follow.

Live finals for undergraduate and graduate students
Jan. 26, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Watch top teams compete head to head!

Highlights of 2017 competition

Information for competitors

Schedule

Wednesday, Jan. 24

Elevator pitch taping / VIP reception (Planet Hatch)

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Registration and Video Taping Planet Hatch
12 – 1 p.m. Lunch and Speaker Series with Peter Goggin Planet Hatch
7 – 9 p.m. Kitchen Party Planet Hatch

Thursday, Jan. 25

Practice rounds / Qualifier / Elevator pitch (Wu Centre)

7 – 9 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Registration Chancellor’s
7:45 – 8 a.m. Practice Judges Info Session 208, 209, 210
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Practice Rounds 208, 209, 210
8:45 – 9 a.m. Undergrad Qualifier Judge Info Session 203
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Undergrad Qualifier Competition 203
10 – 10:30 a.m. Break Foyer
10:15 a.m. Undergrad Qualifier Judges Return to Rooms
Practice Round Judges Return to Rooms
203
208, 209, 210
12 – 1 p.m. Lunch sponsored by CBDC Chancellor’s
12:45 – 3 p.m. Undergrad Qualifier Judges Return to Rooms 203
3 – 3:30 p.m. Break Foyer
3:15 – 3:30 p.m. Elevator Pitch Information Session Kent
3:30 – 4 p.m. Elevator Pitch Competition
Announcement of UNB Teams
Kent

Friday, Jan. 25

Apex Competition (Wu Centre)

8 – 9 a.m. Hot Breakfast sponsored by PDC Chancellor's
8:45 – 9 a.m. Judges Info Session
9 – 11:30 a.m. Apex Competition Undergraduate 203
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch sponsored by Ignite Chancellor's
12:15 – 12:30 p.m. Judge Info Session – Live Finals Kent
12:30 – 2 p.m. Apex Live Finals Kent
2 – 2:15 p.m. Break Sponsored by EY Foyer
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Apex Live Finals Kent
3:15 – 3:30 p.m. Break Sponsored by EY Foyer
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Apex Live Finals Kent
7 – 7:30 p.m. Cocktails Foyer
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Dinner & Awards Chancellor's