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Contest Resources
Catalyze Klamath Website
Find contest rules, deadlines, and resources here.

Business Model Canvas
Use the Business Model Canvas to guide you to resources for all the parts of your business plan.  Or use the canvas template to develop your own business model.

Small Business Resources Center
Find sample business plans along with information about common small business financing and structures here.
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Business Model Canvas: Explanation
Inspiration and Guidance
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Reading List
Find inspiration and practical tips for innovation, entrepreneurship, and marketing in these titles - available from the Oregon Tech library.

DFJ ETL: Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders
Weekly podcast of a seminar series from Stanford University.

How I Built This
Weekly podcast about "innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built."

Stanford Innovation Lab
Podcast series covering some of the innovation and entrepreneurship topics explored by the Stanford Technology Ventures Program.
Other Student Competitions & Funding
InventOR: designed to increase the number of inventors and entrepreneurs across the state

COINS Grand Challenge: a global competition to uncover innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders with ideas that can improve the built environment

CalTech Space Challenge: students apply to go to Caltech to participate in a week-long space mission design competition

Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer Grants
Writing the Executive Summary
Just type 'executive summary' into any search engine and you'll be presented with a range of templates and advice.  With that said, there are a couple of points that are pretty well universal.  The executive summary should be:
  1. clearly written and describe your business to a general audience
  2. compelling: why is this business or product needed/what makes your business special
  3. concise - the point is to summarize they key aspects of your product or business - you can go into more detail later
In addition to these tips, check out the following links and How To video for more information.
The Pitch
Guy Kawasaki
David Rose