$300,000 Business Plan Challenge

San Diego, California

$300,000 Business Plan Challenge


Come celebrate the 10TH year anniversary of the $300,000 Annual Business Plan Challenge where you will see the Top 6 companies compete in High Tech, Life Tech, and Clean Tech Tracks to win up to $60,000.

This year's Finalist's

High Tech

1) ARC (Printing the Future of Space Exploration)

2) Waitz (Live Waiting Times and Proximity Marketing)

Life Tech

1) Veocor (Guiding clinical decision to prevent stroke)

2) Geminice (A noninvasive, injection free botox)

Clean Tech

1) Shared Energy Resources (Electric Grid Outage Prevention through Shared Resources)

2) South 8 Technologies (Next Generation Energy Storage Devices)


In celebration of a decade of helping entrepreneurs, we have brought back Brad Chisum, the former CEO and co-founder of Lumedyne Technologies, a MEMS Inertial Sensor Company, who was the VERY FIRST WINNER of the Entrepreneur Challenge which was acquired by Google for $85M in 2015.

Brad Chisum is an Angel Investor, Entrepreneur, and serves as an Advisor for several startup companies. After being acquired by Google, Brad served as the Product Manager for the technology acquired from Lumedyne. Prior to Lumedyne, Brad, has held engineering and management positions at SPAWAR and with semiconductor manufacturer STMicroelectronics. He holds three degrees: an MBA from San Diego State University, a B.S. Electrical Engineering and B.S. Mathematics from Southern Methodist University and is the inventor on 4 patents (3 issued, 1 pending).


Judges include active investors such as Greg Horowitt, Bob Hemphill, Kai Wenk-Wolff, Brad Chisum, Amy Chang with more prominent investors to be announced.


Qualcomm N Auditorium, Irwin M. Jacobs Hall

5775 Morehouse Drive, San Diego, CA, 92121


5:00pm - 5:45pm: Food, Networking, Showcase

5:45pm - 6:45pm: Introduction and Keynote by Brad Chisum

6:45pm - 8:15pm: Finalist Presentations (Top 6)

8:15pm - 8:30pm: Awards & Closing

In the past 10 years, we have given over $1 Million, have awarded over 40+ teams with 85% still operating or have been acquired and with a staggering total combined valuation of $1.2 Billion. Past Winners include Neurovigil, Biological Dynamics, Lumedyne Technologies, Interra Energy and Nasseo.

The audience will have the chance to choose the $5,000 Audience Choice Award. Stay tune to upcoming details on showcase companies.