Joe Patton New Venture Business Plan Award
The Tom and Vi Zapara School of Business is pleased to honor entrepreneur Joe Patton through the Joe Patton New Venture Business Plan Competition.
Designed to recognize Joseph Patton’s life as a businessman, entrepreneur and community servant, this competition - sponsored by the Joe Patton Trust and Jan White - is geared toward La Sierra University students interested in starting their own businesses.
Each plan will be judged based on its creativity, its organization, and on its possession of other characteristics likely to make it attractive to potential funding sources. A grant of $5,000 is awarded each year to the best business plan submitted.
- Each person submitting a business plan must be a full-time La Sierra University student who has completed a minimum of 90 quarter-hour credits; or must have graduated no more than three months prior to the date the award is presented.
- Each applicant must have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0
- Each applicant must be a member in good standing of the La Sierra University Enactus (SIFE) Team.
- Each applicant must currently be involved in some form of community service.
- A submitted business plan must be for a start-up business only - not for an existing business.
Award Application Available Starting March 17, 2014
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 15, 2014 by 5:00 P.M.
Students are encouraged to obtain feedback from faculty, utilize all resources available to them in the Tom and Vi Zapara School of Business, and begin preparation for this competitive award process early in the year. In the words of one of Joe Patton’s favorite quotes from the poet Maya Angelou, "Ain't nothin' to it but to do it."