Team Registration Steps
Here you will find everything you need to know to register for the Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup.
***All Submissions to the 2013 Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup will be completed by the Team Leader Only***
Step 1: Read the Rules and Guidelines Very Carefully
Step 2: Create an iStart.org profile for your team by clicking here: http://dwrgc2013.istart.org and filling out all of the required information that the application asks you; when filling out your team’s business abstract, keep in mind AEAF will use this in print materials.*
*Please note: you only have to fill out the information with an asterisk (*) next to it. Everything else is optional and for iStart.org’s purposes only.
Step 3: Fill out the required information for the Intent-to-Compete Round. You have until February 1st at 3:00 pm to send in this information via the iStart website. No applications can be submitted after that deadline; partial applications will not be accepted, so please plan accordingly.
Step 4: Submit your team’s business plan through the iStart website. The Business Plan Submission round will open February 4th at 8:00 am and will close February 22nd at 3:00 pm. No applications can be submitted after that deadline; partial applications will not be accepted, so please plan accordingly.
For Semi-Finalists and Finalists
All teams advancing to the oral presentation round are required to submit the following via the iStart website:
- W-9 or W-8BEN for each team member
- Revised business plan
- Backup PowerPoint document of the presentation
You will submit these documents similarly to how you submitted your materials for the Business Plan Submission Round.
More detailed information will be sent to the advancing teams as the oral presentation round nears.
Additional helpful information about iStart:
We highly recommend taking advantage of the option to invite your advisor and team members onto your iStart profile. This will allow them to view the profile and see what you have submitted. Only the Team Leader can edit the profile and submissions.
DO NOT list ineligible team members as part of your submission. Some teams may have a non-student professional who will be part of the eventual business, but for purposes of the competition they cannot compete and should not be listed.