2010 Business "Cap"athon Information
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April 27, 2010 Business "Cap"athon--Business
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Application due by 3 p.m.
Friday, March 26, 2010
Eight (8) teams selected and notified
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
2:15 p.m. HS Library—Inform-ational Meeting w/8 team leaders
Wednesday, April 14, 2009
Rough Draft of PPT due –submit to Mr. Pappas
Tuesday, April 27, 2009
Judging and Award Ceremony
HS Library 7 p.m.
The Career Advisory Partnership is
excited to annonce the winners of the first
Rocky Point Career Advisory Partnership Business Plan
Competition or “CAP”athon.
1st Place: Team
Inspire ($100 each winner)
Herbstman, Grade 10
Cindy Vasquez, Grade 12
Charlotte Davis, Grade 10
2nd Place: Team Neox ($50 each winner)
De Luca, Grade 11
Emre Kocahasan, Grade
Nick Marciano, Grade
Adam Pometti, Grade
3rd Place: Team Bella Vita ($25 each winner)
Belanich, Grade 9
Natasha Belanich, Grade 11
Kelly Guthy, Grade 11
to the generosity of The Bank of Smithtown, the remaining
non-winning team members (5 in total), will each receive
the article about our CAPathon in the Times Beacon Record.
Theme: “Redesigning Downtown
CAPathon Application Word | PDF
The Career Advisory Partnership is
excited to invite you to participate in the first Rocky
Point Career Advisory Partnership Business Plan Competition
The goal of this competition is to provide an opportunity
for Rocky Point High School students to learn about entrepreneurship
through the development and presentation of a business idea
to a panel of judges. Anyone can be an entrepreneur and we
want to help give high school students with good ideas the
opportunity to put those ideas into motion.
What's in it for students?
- Learn about business development, marketing, and planning
presentation, networking, interpersonal, and
- Be a part of the cutting edge - future young entrepreneurs
- Present at a competition in front of prominent business
- Opportunity to win a cash gift card
What is the
plan’s topic? Redesigning
Downtown Rocky Point
Who can participate? Any student in grades
How many people can be on
Teams must have at least
two (2) and no more than four (4) members. You may also
want to work with local business people, teachers or professional
mentors who will guide your work, answer questions, assist
your team’s planning,
and help you to work productively.
teams can compete?
Only 8 teams will
be selected during the preliminary round to compete on
April 27. Teams will be selected by a panel of judges
including representatives from the business community.
Teams will be chosen based on the Executive Summary/Proposal
What are the prizes?
- $ 100 VISA gift card to
each member of the 1st place team
- $50 VISA gift card to each member of
the 2nd place team
- $25 VISA gift card to each member of
the 3rd place team
Who should I see for an application?
Mr. Pappas or Mrs. Wilson. Submit the application on or
before March 19, 2009.
What Judges Look for
in a Business Plan
All good business plans convey a sound business
idea. The actual written plan (in this case the PPT) can
do a lot to help you get your plan off the ground. It demonstrates
that you have considered the relevant key variables that
are important to the success of the idea.
be looking for the following:
Viability - Is
the downtown redesign your are presenting seem reasonable and
supported by a sound strategy?
Maturity and Reality -Does
the team understand the nature of the redesign they are proposing,
and are their assumptions, projections, and solutions realistic?
Experience - Does
the team have a management strategy to make the plan a success?
Dedication - How
has the team evidenced the tenacity required to launch
and grow a downtown revitalization plan?
In addition to the above, attention to the following nuts
and bolts will help:
Writing style -
Develop and write your PPT for the educated, intelligent
person and avoid jargon. Include a glossary, if needed, for
Graphics - Graphics
in your PPT should help tell a story. Use them where they
Edit and re-edit - Before
submitting your PowerPoint, run it by people who will give
you an honest assessment — about
your idea and how it is presented. Typos, misspellings, and
grammatical errors should be avoided at all costs.