|ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF THE SEVENTH ANNUAL PACE BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION|
|>>video clips and photos of the panel and contestants at the event|
The Seventh Annual Business Plan Competition
in association with the
Monday, April 12th, 2010
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
1 Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038
The Pace University Business Plan Competition is held to foster the entrepreneurial spirit among students, promote practical business skills, and encourage the creation of new ventures.
The theme of this year's event is Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Israel. Israel has the largest number of NASDAQ- listed companies outside the United States, more than all of Europe or all of Asia (including China, India and Japan) combined. Per capita, Israel has the largest government and private sector investments in R&D and number of engineers in the world. The nation has produced firms such as Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (valued at $37 billion), ISCAR (the first enterprise that Warren Buffett ever bought overseas), and Check Point Software (used by 100% of Global 100 companies). Technology giants such as IBM, Microsoft, Intel, HP, Motorola, Cisco, GE, Google, Alcatel, Samsung, LG, Phillips, Siemens, and Nokia have R&D and regional business centers in Israel. All of this in a country of 7 million people, only 60 years old, with no virtually natural resources. Critical factors that have lead to this phenomenal success will be examined and the current state of technology entrepreneurship in Israel discussed.
|DATE:||Monday, April 12th, 2010|
|TIME:||5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Registration and Reception
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Keynote and Company Presentations
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.: Panel Discussion and Q&A
8:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.: Awards Ceremony and Networking
Multipurpose Room, B-Level East
One Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038
Clinical Professor of Management, Pace University
|KEYNOTE SPEAKER:||Ayla Matalon
Executive Director, MIT Enterprise Forum of Israel
Co-Founder and CEO, 5min Media
Founder and CEO, Outbrain, Inc.
CEO and Founder, Peer39
"Opportunity through Entrepreneurship"SM