Camino Real Venture Competition



Camino Real Venture Competition is March 5 - 6, 2010


March 5 - 6, 2010

University of Texas El Paso, College of Business Administration


To see the list of teams that participated in the 2010 Camino Real Venture Competition, please click here


First Place for Entrepreneurship - AYZH, Inc., Colorado State University
Second Place for Entrepreneurship - Santa Fe Health Software,University of New Mexico
Merit in Entrepreneurship Final Division - Natura Mix, Tecnológico de Monterrey - Campus Chihuahua
Merit in Entrepreneurship Final Division - Mimic Tracking Systems, University of New Mexico
First Place Challenge Round - iTask, United States Air Force Academy
Venture Forum Display - EvoAir, The University of Texas at El Paso
Business Plan   - iTask, United States Air Force Academy
60 Second Elevator Pitch - Mimic Tracking Systems, University of New Mexico

Mimic Tracking Systems from El Paso RCIC on Vimeo.



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CSU News and Information - March 18, 2010
El Paso Times - March 4, 2010



Presented by

The University of Texas at El Paso - College of Business Administration


Camino Real Angels

The Bi-National Sustainability Laboratory


Gold Sponsors

Management, Technical & Marketing Services

Verge Fund

Wells Fargo Border Bank &
Wells Fargo Colorado

Silver Sponsors

Bank of America

EPV Group

Hilton Garden Inn

Hunt Family Foundation

Mithoff Burton Partners

O&L Logo for banner

Ortiz & Lopez, PLLC


R. Wayne Pritchard

TVO Groupe

UTEP College of Engineering


Workforce Solutions Upper Rio Grande


Bronze Sponsors

Interstate Capital Corporation

Trans Pecos/El Paso RCIC

UTEP Center for Research Entrepreneurship and Innovative Enterprises


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The CRVC is for student created, managed, and owned ventures. In other words, students must (1) have played a major role in conceiving the venture, (2) have key management roles in the venture, and (3) own significant equity in the venture. Non-students may be members of the venture’s management team and may participate in planning the venture. However, only students may participate in the Competition.

The maximum number of students on a Competition Team is five (5); although there is no restriction on the total size of the venture’s founding team. At least one (1) of the members of the Competition Team must be a graduate student. Team members can be pulled from all academic disciplines. In order to be eligible to be on the Competition Team students must have been enrolled for at least one (1) semester of the Academic Year in which the Competition is held.

The following schools are allowed to send up to two teams:


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Entry Forms and Written Business Plan
Each school must submit a Binding Intent to Compete Form in order to reserve slots for their Teams in the CRVC.

Each Team must submit a Team Competition Entry Form detailing the names of team members and a Project description. This Form certifies that all work on the Business Plan by all Team Members is original.

Teams must submit an electronic copy of the Written Business Plan in English. Plans should be:

Plans should be submitted to Nancy Lowery at

Venture Forum & Elevator Pitch
All Teams will participate in a Venture Forum and Opening Reception. This will allow each Team to display poster, prototypes and other material relevant to their technology and business plan to an audience of entrepreneurs, investors, academics and their peers. During the Forum one (1) team member will present a 60 Second Elevator Pitch to this same audience.

PowerPoint/Oral Presentations
In the Opening Round each team will be given 15 minutes to present its business plan followed by a 20-minute question and answer session between the presenting team and the judges. Teams will then participate in Feed Back Rounds. Teams that are selected to go onto the Finals round will present the second day of competition. All Team not in the Finals round will present in Challenge rounds. In these each team will be given 20 minutes to present its business plan followed by up to 25 minutes of question and answer. THESE TIME LIMITS WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED. Each member of the team must participate in the formal presentation of the plan.

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Monday, October 26, 2009 - Submission of Binding Intent to Compete Form

Monday, January 25, 2010 - Submission of Team Competition Entry Form

Monday, February 15, 2010 - Submission of electronic copy of the Competition Written Business Plan to Nancy Lowery at

Monday, February 15, 2010 - Submission of Team Eligibility, Permission and Prize Money Forms

Friday, February 19, 2010 - The hotel has extended the cutoff date to confirm hotel reservation at group rate until Friday, February 26th.

Thursday, March 4, 2010 - Arrive in El Paso

March 5 to 6, 2010 - Camino Real Venture Competition. Final Agenda

May 5 to 8, 2010 - Global Moot Corp® Competition


First Place for Entrepreneurship - $5,000
Second Place for Entrepreneurship - $1,500
Merit in Entrepreneurship Final Division (2) - $750
First Place Challenge Round - $500
Venture Forum Display - $500
60 Second Elevator Pitch - $500
Business Plan - $500

The winners receive Invitation to participate and sponsored trip to the University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business Moot Corp® Competition and one (1) year of incubation at the Bi-national Sustainability Laboratory, as well as a variety of other in-kind services. Prize monies will be awarded by check and sent to the Team’s school.


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