计划书需要两倍行距，并页边距1", 正文使用12号 字体，而数据表可使用8号字体
The following steps must be taken to enter the Win in China - Smith Business Plan Competition. (Please note: Teams with a business idea that have not yet formed a company are welcome to enter the competition.)
1) Form a team of two, three or four individuals.
Teams should represent individuals who are committed to the venture and who are focused on executing the business plan regardless of whether they are victorious in the competition. Teams should have experience and well rounded management skills.
2) Identify a business opportunity.
The competition is intended for business opportunities focused on information, communication or technology in China. Therefore, the business plan must meet the following requirements:
Employees are based in China
Products or services area sold to the Chinese marketplace
Business cannot have generated over $100,000 during the past 12 months
Business cannot have received over $200,000 of previous funding
3) Complete an online registration for the Business plan competition. Additional information required includes:
Management team members
Executive Summary Format:
The submitted executive summary must contain the following components:
All content must be prepared in English. The judges will use the executive summary to judge round one. The executive summary should begin with an - elevator pitch - one paragraph about the innovation proposed, the value to the target market, and the competitive situation. It should then include very short summaries of the marketing, introduction, and implementation plan, as well as the financial plan.
Executive summaries typically answer the following questions:
What is your new product, service, process, or business model?
What is the value proposition?
If technology is involved, what is the expected life of the intellectual property?
Who will you sell to, or which set of beneficiaries will you target?
Who are your competitors, and how do you compare?
How much money is required and how will the funds be utilized?
4) Second Round Teams will be notified on 2/15/2007 and be required to submit full business plan of up to 25 pages by 3/30/2007.
All plans must be submitted in English
Tables, graphs, exhibits, and spreadsheets may be single-spaced, and they count in the page limit.
The papers shall be double spaced, with 1" margins, and 12-point font. 8-point font may be used on spreadsheets.
A cover page (not included in the page limit) should identify the team members, each with an e-mail address and phone number.
Papers must be submitted in electronic format (Word or PDF format is acceptable).
The following must appear on the cover page:
By submitting this innovation feasibility study, we agree that ideas, concepts, and the entry itself are the original work of the contestants. We also agree that no contestant is under any agreement or restriction, which would prohibit or restrict his or her ability to disclose or submit the ideas or concepts to the competition. Further, we agree that the team and every individual member of the team will comply with the rules and guidelines for competition. We pledge to keep all innovation ideas confidential, and we will not disclose information that we learn about competitors' to others. (JUDGES ALSO PLEDGE CONFIDENTIALITY).