I’ve posted a multimedia presentation on the top 10 planning mistakes in competitions. It’s a fun presentation, a top 10 list like the late show.  Some of the mistakes discussed are the hockey stick forecasts, trusting your patents to protect you, thinking you have no competition, and, of course, not projecting cash flow right. It has voice and slides, so I hope you enjoy it.

The original presentation was in a series of webinars sponsored by the University of Oregon’s New Venture Championship in April.

I like the Oregon competition, I’ve been a judge for that one seven or eight times.  It gets a good field of national and international MBA programs, some good plans, good feedback from the judges. It also has $65,000 in prizes. It may be too late to enter for this year’s competition on April 13-15, because the preliminary judging rounds are already underway; but they do this every year, so I recommend it to you for next year if you’re involved in an MBA program.

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Tim Berry is the founder and chairman of Palo Alto Software and Bplans.com. Follow him on Twitter @Timberry.