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Henry R Kravis Award for Entrepreneurship

Friday, March 28, 2008 - Monday, March 31, 2008




This is THE competition for students and alumni who think they have what it takes to exhibit the imagination, creative flair and general aptitude required of an innovator and/or entrepreneur in today’s world. 


In conjunction with the naming of the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management, Henry R. Kravis, a founding member of the Board of Visitors, established a competition to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship. Each year students and alumni of the Claremont Colleges are encouraged to submit concept plans of their innovative ideas. Certificates of participation will be granted, and those who demonstrate real promise as innovators and/or entrepreneurs are chosen as finalists. At the award ceremony, the judges, a group of experienced entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, give direct feedback to the finalists as to the strengths and potential of their plans. All finalists will receive a Henry R. Kravis Award certificate and an additional award may be offered as well.


Students and alumni of any of the Claremont Colleges may enter this competition.


Your concept plan is not to exceed 10 pages, single spaced, 12 point Times New Roman, 1 inch margins, but appendices may be added. A cover page must contain your name, email address, mailing address and telephone number. Cover pages are removed when the plan is received, and the plan is given a number so the judges will not know the identity of the author(s). The ideas and plans must be original, but may be the work of a team consisting of up to four students and/or alumni. Entrants will be asked to attest to the originality of the idea and fill out a waiver form giving permission for their plans to be read by the judges.

Interested students and alumni must submit 3 hard copies of their concept plan, along with a waiver of confidentiality for the purposes of judging, to:

Venture Finance Institute
Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management
Claremont Graduate University
1021 N Dartmouth Ave – Reception Desk
Claremont, CA 91711


Concept Plans are due by 12 noon on Monday, MARCH 31, 2008.

Finalists will be required to present their concept plans on Friday, APRIL 11, 2008 for evaluation by the judges.


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The Venture Finance Institute
Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Mgt.
1021 N. Dartmouth Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
E-mail: vfi@cgu.edu
Phone: 909 607-9042
Robert A. Day 4+1 BA/MBA
Claremont McKenna College
500 East Ninth Street
Claremont, CA 91711
E-mail: 4plus1@mckenna.edu
Phone: 909 607-7365



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