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Phase 1: Team Formation & Proposal Submissions → February 16 – April 5

Form a team of 3-5 and prepare your proposal using the Evaluation Criteria provided. The deadline to submit your proposal is April 5 at 11:59 pm. Up to 10 teams will be selected to move to the next round of the competition.

Attention when forming a team:
  • All participants must be students affiliated with Bilkent University.
  • Multidisciplinary teams are encouraged.
  • Each team must have a minimum of 2 FBA (UG or MBA) students and a minimum of 1 non-FBA student.
Attention when submitting a proposal:
  • Each team is required to submit a business proposal in a common digital format such as DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, KEY, ODT, MP3, MPEG, MOV, MP4, etc.
  • The length of the proposal text is max 10 pages, excluding supporting documents, video, etc.
Phase 2: Final Teams & Coaches Announced → April 22 – May 5

Final teams will be matched to individual mentors/coaches who will provide guidance and support. All final teams will be offered mentorship to refine their proposal and final presentations for the live competition. The order of final team presentations for the competition will also be announced at this time.

All final teams are required to submit the following on the competition website by May 5, 2024, at 11:59 pm.

  • All team members names, Billkent ID numbers.
  • 3-7 static slides in PowerPoint or Google Slide format | Title slide is not necessary.
  • Include your team name/team logo on each slide.
  • 7 minutes maximum presentation per team followed by a 3-minute Q&A.
  • If awarded prize money, each team must submit one person’s name who will receive and distribute the winning prize money to their team members after the competition.
Phase 3: Bilkentpreneurs Challenge – Live Competition → May 10, 2024

All final teams will present their solutions to an audience. Judges will offer feedback, and challenge winners will be announced!

Rules and Regulations:
  • 7 minutes maximum presentation per team followed by additional time for Q&A
  • Teams must use the slides submitted on May 5, 2024
  • If awarded prize money, each team must submit one person’s name who will receive and distribute the winning prize money to their team members after the competition.