First and foremost – thank you to all of our friends, families and supporters that took the time to go to YouTube and “LIKE” our 1 minute video submission. It is because of YOU and YOUR support that we have made it this far. Of the 20 companies we were competing with we amassed the 2nd highest total!! Only 9 companies stand in between us and 100 Grand marketing communications plan!
If we make it to the final round, there may be another opportunity for you to help in the same way again so please stay tuned!
Below is the e-mail we received last night informing us that we are one of the final 10 companies still in the running for the Last Plan Standing 100K Competition:
You have earned the right to be one of our ten semi-finalists in Nicholson Kovac’s entrepreneur contest “The Last Plan Standing.”
Semi-finalists were based on the total number of views, and then your corresponding rank of total views among all quarter-finalists. Then the total “likes” less the “dislikes” were computed, and again ranked among all quarter-finalists. This was as of midnight last night. We then did a weighted average between the two criteria, giving slight emphasis to the “likes/dislikes” ranking.
Per the timeline on the site http://www.lastplanstanding.com, we will be announcing the semi-finalists online by March 23. In addition, attached please find the Semi-Finalist Profile Form. You must complete this form and return it to us no later than March 31, 2011 by 5PM CDT. The following outlines the next steps in the contest should you be selected as one of the top three finalists.
Week of April 4, 2011
Nicholson Kovac and panel of business executives will select top three finalists and notify each via e-mail and/or telephone. Final three contestants will be announced on http://www.lastplanstanding.com as well.
April 18 – 28, 2011
Top three finalists are flown to Kansas City (if the finalists live outside of Kansas City) to make presentation of their business plan and why they should be The Last Plan Standing. Selected NK staff and a panel of business executives will be present and will vote on the winner. These presentations will be recorded and posted to the site; the public will be also asked to vote on winner among the final three over a 3-day period (Friday-Sunday, April 29 – May 1). These votes will be combined with the NK staff/judges’ votes to select “The Last Plan Standing.”
Week of May 2, 2011
NK will announce the grand prize winner.
The Last Plan Standing Team