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2014-2015 LES International Graduate Student Competition

Why not maximize your chances for success -- for free?

Learn to leverage intellectual property (IP) with LES sponsored IP mentors and IP analytical tools before the submission deadline.

Don't wait until your business plan is complete. Register now to unlock the untapped potential of your business plan!

We invite students — MS/MBA/MD/JD/PhD and postdoctoral scholars — from around the world to participate in this global competition. We focus on how these IP assets will be utilized to achieve business objectives. Business Plans are accepted until the First Round deadline, March 1, 2015.

  • Learn from IP business veterans who share business expertise earned from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, throughout the competition.
  • Access IP analytical tools. Sign up for our new IP Showcase!
  • Win cash and in-kind prizes, including $10,000 for the Grand Prize and $5,000 for the LESI Global Award
  • Compete from anywhere! The first and final round are virtual this year.

Click on the "Learn more" button to access the Judging Scorecard, Call for Entries flyer, and additional resources.  Please read the Competition Guidelines before entering the Competition. 

To enter the LES Foundation Competition, click on the Log In / Register button.  If you have already registered with iStart, please log in using your e-mail address and password.  If you do not have an iStart account, click on the Create Account button on the login page and follow the instructions. Click here for a preview of the questions that need to be answered to complete your entry. 

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