2022-2023 Program and Competition Schedule

Date Event
Monday, August 22, 2022 Application Open 6:00 am CST
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 CGEC Club Fall Mixer and Networking Event  5:30 pm
Sunday, October 9, 2022 Final Extended Deadline Date 11:59 pm CST
Sunday, October 16, 2022 BAP Semi-Finalist Announced
Tuesday, November 1, 2022  BAP Workshop: Lean Launch Startup                 Time: 5:30 pm- 8:00 pm ( In-Person Workshop)
Tuesday, November 8, 2022 BLC  Special Invitation for BAP To Attend a Seminar Present: Launching an App-Based Business: Special Invitation To BAP Semi-Finalists   Time: 12:30 pm-1:50 pm (email valecia harris valeciah@smu.edu to be added to the registration.) ( Optional)
Friday, November 11,2022 BAP Workshop: Crafting Your Best Pitch – Preparation for the Pitch CompetitionTime: 5:30 pm- 8:30 pm ( In-Person Workshop)
Thursday, November 17, 2022 Southwest Venture Forum Professional Networking- Politics and Business Time: 7:00am -9:00am
Friday, November 18, 2022 BAP Elevator Pitch Competition- Pre-Seed Round  Time: 5:30 pm- 8:30 pm ( including networking reception to follow) Competition Day
October – December 2022 Accelerator Program Mentorship Support
Saturday, December 10, 2022 BAP Workshop: VC and Start-ups     Time: 10:00 am- 12:30pm ( In-Person Workshop- BAP Semi-Finalists)
Friday, December 16, 2022 Semi-Finalist Check-in with CGEC Officer and Mentors
December 20, 2022- January 6, 2023 BAP Program Winter Break
Saturday, January 7,2023 BAP Workshop: Competitive Advantage vs Differentiation  (Product Market Fit)                 Time:10:00 am-12:30 pm (In-Person Workshop- BAP Semi-Finalists)
Sunday, January 15, 2023 BAP  Submission of Business Plan and Pitch Deck Finalist Round – Q&A Session  Time: 3:00pm (Virtual Session)
Thursday, January 19, 2023 Caruth Institute Southwest Venture Forum- Venture Capital Update 2023                                        Time: 7:00 am – 9:00am(RSVP W/ E-Club President by Wednesday 01.11.23)
Monday- FridayJanuary 23rd -27th, 2023 Mentors and Coaches Review Week: Investor  Pitch Deck and Executive Summary
Saturday, February 4, 2023 BAP Workshop: How To Deliver Your Best Pitch To an Investor Time: 10:00am-1:00 pm (In-Person Workshop)BAP Semi-Finalists
Saturday, February 11,2023 Business Plan and Pitch Deck Deadline Date: Business Plan and Pitch Deck  Submissions Due at 11:59 pm CST
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 Finalist Announcement at 9:00 pm CST
Saturday, February 18, 2023 BAP Workshop: Building & Scaling Start-Up Culture. Time: 10:00am -12:30 pm ( In-Person Workshop)( BAP Semi-Finalists and Finalists)
Friday, March 3, 2023 Finalist Luncheon                                                      Executive Guest Speaker Panel  Time: 12:00pm-2:30pm   (Private Location- Finalist Only)
Saturday, March 4, 2023 BAP Workshop: Venture Capital Considerations, – What Every Entrepreneur Should Know Before Taking on Shark Tank. Time: 10:00 am- 12:30 pm (BAP Semi-Finalists and Finalists)
Saturday, March 18, 2023 BAP Workshop: Go To Market Strategy             Time: 10:00 am- 12:30pm ( BAP Finalist snd Semi- Finalist)
Saturday, March 25, 2023 BAP Final Pitch Deck Presentation  and Feedback Session                                                            Time:10:00am-2:00pm ( In – Person-BAP Finalists  Only)
Tuesday & Wednesday, March 21st-22nd SMU Startup Launch Competition Walkthrough  Time: Morning and Afternoon Appointment. Location: Crum Auditorium( AV and Presentation Walkthrough)
Saturday, April 1, 2023 SMU Startup Launch Competition: Finalist Round                                                                                Time: 9:00 am- 2:00pm
Saturday, April 1, 2023 Cox Graduate Entrepreneurship Club Annual Awards Gala -Black Tie Event                                                                6:30 pm – 9:00 pm CST invitation only