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LES Foundation 2014 International Graduate Student Competition

Consider the untapped potential of your business plan and maximize your success by
learning how to leverage intellectual property (IP)!

Students — MS/MBA/MD/JD/PhD and postdoctoral scholars — from around the world are invited to participate in this global competition, which focuses on how these IP assets will be utilized to achieve business objectives.

Register beginning August 30, 2013 to receive mentoring from the licensing professionals. First come first served! Note that "Update Applications" (in the left hand banner) applies only to teams who would like IP mentorship. Business Plans are accepted until the First Round deadline.

Submit your business plan to the First Round by January 3, 2014 for the opportunity to:

  • Receive mentoring throughout the competition from IP business veterans who share their valuable expertise earned in business activities ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.
  • Receive expenses toward trips to New York, New York, USA  to compete in the Final Round and attend the 2014 Licensing Executives Society Mid-Year Meeting  for educational sessions, an IP & Licensing Basics Course and networking with global IP leaders.
  • Win cash and in-kind prizes, including $10,000 for the Grand Prize and $5,000 for the LESI Global Award

Click on the "Learn more" button to access the Judging Scorecard, Call for Entries flyer, and additional resources.  Please read the Competition Guidelines before entering the Competition. 

To enter the LES Foundation Competition, click on the Log In / Register button.  If you have already registered with iStart, please log in using your e-mail address and password.  If you do not have an iStart account, click on the Create Account button on the login page and follow the instructions. Click here for a preview of the questions that need to be answered to complete your entry. 

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