Don’t miss this opportunity to watch–and judge–an excellent business plan contest as it happens, complete with easy-to-watch Web videos of the contest, including videos of presentations and judges’ questions. That’s available now at the Boost Your Business page on This is a great example of what a business plan contest is like. Watch the presentations, the questions and the answers.

If you’re a learn-by-example person, these are great examples. The five companies included were chosen from among more than 1,500 entrants. For each one, you get an overview of the business plan plus the video of the presentation.

And, as a special bonus, unlike any other business venture contest I’m aware of, in this one you also get a vote. These five companies are competing for a $100,000 prize. As you’ll see on the website, you get to click on your favorite and vote for the one you think should win.

The prize is supposed to go to the company that can make the best use of the $100K.

I was one of the judges and got to ask some of the questions. Now the videos are available, so you can see for yourself.

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