An Entrepreneur’s E-Summit Writing Schedule

I was delighted that my one-page summary won a place among the semi-finalists in the Open Business Concept Competition at the VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurship Summit.

And I am very excited to be participating in the VT KnowledgeWorks Pitch Day on Wednesday, March 3, 2010, for a chance to test my pitch in front of a panel of business leaders and angel investors.

This entrepreneur's writing checklist:

  • One-page summary of business concept for Open Business Concept Competition – done
  • One-page Executive Summary for Pitch Day – done
  • PowerPoint presentation for Pitch Day (possibly for the Entrepreneurship Summit if I'm selected as one of the final five to present on April 7, 2010 – Schedule of Events ), due Tuesday, March 2 - not done
  • Business Plan to continue competing in the Open Business Concept Competition, no longer than 5 pages, due Monday, March 8 – not done

Entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas at Alumni Asssembly Hall at the Inn at Virginia Tech While each document asks for an analysis and description of my company in a slightly different way so that each document, essentially, has to be created anew and, yes, this is a heavy writing schedule with nearby deadlines, every time I write and think about my company I understand its strengths and opportunities more deeply.  Win or lose a competition, as the leader of a company, I win. 


The five finalists who will make their pitches in the auditorium at the right will be notified that they're the ones on Monday, March 15, 2010.

I've included the diagram at the right for another reason.  Counting the seats, one sees that it holds a certain number, and then it doesn't.  Registration for the Entrepreneurship Summit closes on March 31, 2010.  In its first year, the Entrepreneurship Summit sold out.  In an event's second year?  Let's just say waiting until March 31 to register might be too late. 

And the big e-night out is the TechNite Awards Banquet on April 7, 2010. 


VT KnowledgeWorks, a regional business acceleration center that helps companies bring ideas to market, will present the Second Annual Entrepreneurship Summit on April 7-8, 2010 at the Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center in Blacksburg, Virginia. This two-day comprehensive workshop is for prospective company founders, entrepreneurs launching or re-vamping a business, growing companies seeking expansion capital, and individuals interested in investing in early-stage companies.


VT KnowledgeWorks sponsors include Attaain, Inc., BB&T, Handshake 2.0, Harris Office Furniture, Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, Latimer, Mayberry & Matthews IP Law, LeClairRyan, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and The Becher Agency (TBA).


  1. Congratulations, Anne! This is a wonderful news and my fingers are crossed for you to be a finalist.

    Donna Dilley

  2. Thank you so much, Donna, for reading and for commenting! I really appreciate it!

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