IdeaWF Competition Application Form


Training Opportunities


Because IdeaWF is about creating new businesses and new entrepreneurs, the program offers several training opportunities.  Experts from the MSU Small Business Development Center and the Lalani Center will provide several types of classes.  Also, several area business leaders have offered to mentor teams during the competition.  It is strongly encouraged, though not required, that everyone interested in entering the contest attend an orientation session.  All sessions will be held in the Dillard College of Business, Midwestern State University. [map]

Orientation Session

  • Monday, October 28th, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

  • Thursday, October 31st, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

  • Tuesday, November 5th, 11:30 PM – 1:00 PM

  • Thursday, November 7th, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

How to Write a Business Plan

  • Thursday, January 9th, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

  • Tuesday, January 14th, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

  • Thursday, January 16th, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

How to Pitch Your Plan

  • Thursday, March 13th, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

  • Friday, March 14th, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Intellectual Propert, Disclosure Issues, and Legal Issues

Originality and Intellectual Property Rights

All participants are certifying that the ideas and concepts outlined in the submissions to IdeaWF are the original work of the participants. If intellectual property is involved, participants have obtained the legal rights to use (or have identified plans to obtain these rights) and there are no legal impediments to launching the business.

Waivers and Releases

Participants agree to waive all claims against IdeaWF, any and all judges, reviewers, mentors, other sponsors, and/or participants in the competition for any actions that occur as part of, arise out of, or are in any way related to participation in this competition. Participants understand that no confidentiality of any information is provided and that protection of highly confidential trade secret information and other intellectual property is the responsibility of team members. IdeaWF will not require competition judges, mentors, or reviewers in the competition to sign nondisclosure documents.  IdeaWF reserves the right to use photos taken during the competition for publicity.