In 500 words or less, please briefly address these nine key elements that are vital to a successful venture: your business concept, target market, product or service, customers, competitors, barrier to entry, business model, team skills/organization, and financial metrics. To learn more about these concepts, download this PowerPoint presentation
. The judges will focus on the quality of ideas submitted. The idea must have viable, commercial potential. The proposed business model should be scalable, demonstrating far-reaching impact on its targeted customer base. Ideas from any industry and offering a solution to any issue are welcome.