After the first business plan competition, in May 2003, San José State University (SJSU) faculty and community entrepreneurs serving on the university’s Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurship (SVCE) concluded that the process should be spread over an academic year. Hence, the New Venture Fair (NVF) was born, which was held Dec. 16, 2003. The feedback from all sources has been very positive regarding the NVF. A significant NVF exhibit was the Hewlett Packard Mobile Computing Grant (HPMCG). All teams completed projects that were impressive to most observers from the university and greater community but additional lessons were learned that will be important to subsequent comparable projects, as well as next year’s NVF.
Malu Roldan, Asbjorn Osland, Michael Solt, and Burton Dean. "Description and Assessment of a Business Plan Competition and New Venture Fair at San José State University" ASEE Annual Conference (2004): 9.373.1-9.373.13.