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Executive Summary Template

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If your willing to submit your project to BGI 4th Ed. you may use this template to prepare your Executive Summary.

Answer to the 6 questions and had your logo (if applicable). Convert it to pdf format and be sure that it has up to 2 pages and 5Mb. And it is ready to send!.

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Executive Summary Template

  1. 1. Your Company LogoProject Name - Executive SummaryDate 1 Confidential Document 2010 © ISCTE-IUL MIT-Portugal Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative Building Global Innovators Venture Competition, 4th Ed – Executive Summary original template
  2. 2. Your Company LogoExecutive SummaryRecommended Executive Summary: up to 2 pages.1. What is the fit of each team member with the project?Describe the core knowledge and expertise of each team member, as well any areas of competence required todevelop within the team. Be as open and honest as possible. Also describe the teams access to knowledge andexpertise in any specialist field outside yours but required to implement the solution envisaged, i.e. your productand / or service.2. How big is the problem you are trying to solve?Provide a short description, based on 2 to 3 sentence statement that describes who is your customer and theproblem that your product and/ or service will actually solve or help solving. Characterize clearly andquantitatively the current problems faced by customers with existing solutions (from competitors, direct andindirect).3. What is the technology that underlies your product or service and in what way is your solution uniquevis-a-vis to existing ones?Start by describing clearly the stage of technical development you are at and what the next critical steps indevelopment are to get your solutions ready to launch in the market. What makes it different (better) fromexisting solutions. Participants must refrain from disclosing any confidential information for that purpose, in otherwords do not describe how your technology works, but rather explain what it does and how it meets yourcustomers’ needs. Explain what is your strategy for managing any Intellectual Property (IP) protection for yoursolution.4. What makes your product or service innovative? How?Provide a clear, 2 to 3 sentence statement that describes your solution and the benefits for the customer, how itovercomes the problems identified in item 2. Be as quantitative as possible in the description of the benefits, asfor instance with regards to cost / performance advantage based on the solution found to the problems identified.For instance, dont just say “it is better than”, but rather “enables XX% improvement in.”5. Is there an opportunity for global impact?Describe the main characteristics (margins; emerging; consolidation stage, other) of the market in which you willintroduce your solution (product or service) and in what way your value proposition (to the customer) makes it anattractive opportunity for an investor. Include the financial needs for implementation and the projected returns foran hypothetical investor. Also, it is equally important to highlight how the market has been growing and how isexpected to grow in the foreseeable future. Always quote and reference your sources. You will also need to focus Confidential Document 2010 © ISCTE-IUL MIT-Portugal Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative Building Global Innovators Venture Competition, 4th Ed – Executive Summary original template
  3. 3. Your Company Logoon market sizes for the total and the addressable markets respectively, and what economic, political, regulatoryissues may limit market access.6. What are the major legal considerations and risks associated with your business model and entrystrategy?Today’s global investors expect teams responsible for their projects to apply international best practice inmanaging the risks and achieving the objectives for the project. Such risk management needs be balanced withthe opportunities presented in a timely and cost effective manner. Clearly identify the main risks involved in yourbusiness model and entry strategy. Document the risks and the severity of any legal/regulatory risks associated(eg. International standards, FDA/EMEA clinical trials, IP disclosures and protection strategies etc.). Provide adiscussion of the budgetary implications of dealing with the above risks being honest about possible costs nomatter how uncertain such estimates may be. 3 Confidential Document 2010 © ISCTE-IUL MIT-Portugal Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative Building Global Innovators Venture Competition, 4th Ed – Executive Summary original template

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