Skip to main content

Program Timeline and Deadlines


The UNM Business Plan Competition is a 7 month program culminating in a competition. The program also has bootcamps leading up to the competition that will help you develop a successful business plan for your venture.

Required milestones and bootcamp event dates are listed below.


All events are scheduled in the UNM Student Union Building (SUB). The awards reception and banquet will be held at the Crowne Plaza Albuquerque.

Dates & Deadlines

Boot Camp 1Friday, Oct. 6, 2017SUB Acoma A & BIdeation & Startup Feasibility
Milestone 1Friday, Oct. 6, 2017bizplan.unm.eduRegistration Opens
KickoffTuesday, Oct. 10, 2017SUB Ballroom CProgram Kickoff Reception
Boot Camp 2Friday, Oct. 20, 2017SUB Acoma A & BLean Startup Model
Boot Camp 3Friday, Nov. 17, 2017SUB Fiesta A & BBusiness Plan Fundamentals
Boot Camp 4Friday, Dec. 7, 2017SUB Acoma A & BStartup Marketing & Sales
Boot Camp 5Friday, Feb. 2, 2018SUB Acoma A & BStartup Financials
Milestone 2Friday, Feb. 16, 2018bizplan.unm.eduRegistration Extended To This Date
Boot Camp 6Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018SUB Santa Ana A & BPresenting Your Business Plan
Boot Camp 7Friday, Mar. 9, 2018SUB Acoma A & BFinal Questions & Answers Session
*Attendance mandatory in order to compete on April 20, 2018
Friday, March 23, 2018TBDCompetition Day Preparation Round with Judges
Competition DayFriday, Apr. 20, 2018Student Union BuildingUNM Business Plan Competition Day
Reception & Awards BanquetFriday, Apr. 20, 2018Crowne Plaza ABQUNM Business Plan Competition Awards Banquet