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Palo Alto Software is proud to partner with the academic community. We support faculty, students, and early-stage entrepreneurs as they teach and learn about business planning, marketing, and how to run and grow a successful business.

For faculty

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For students

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Contests and competitions

Palo Alto Software supports world-class business plan competitions and other U.S. and international competitive entrepreneurial events. We mentor contestants, provide tools to organizers to facilitate entry, offer access to our LivePlan software, and even judge entries. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you run a successful business plan competition.

Amy Schulz

Amy Schulz
NACCE Vice President of Education,
Quincy, CA

Students really take to the hands-on application of LivePlan.
John Shaw

Dr. John Shaw
Assistant Professor of Business, Jacksonville University

LivePlan is receiving rave reviews. The students very much appreciate the guidance that the program offers