Say you have an awesome idea for a startup, something with real potential. But, your idea is good. So what happens next? Hosted by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah with sponsorship from Zions Bank, this competition is targeted at high schoolers with big ideas. Designed to help get ideas off the ground, this two-part milestone grant funding program seeks out students with measurable goals and helps fund the entrepreneurial process. A competition for early-stage startups to receive equity-free prize money, as well as general investors and media attention.
NINJA Business Plan Competition 2020 in response to COVID-19 (up to USD $30,000)
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The Dempsey Startup Competition Dempsey Startup , organized by the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, provides a real-world experience for student entrepreneurs, promoting student ideas and new venture creation to the entrepreneurial community. Participating in the Dempsey Startup gives students practice in the dynamics of venture creation by developing an idea, putting together a founding team, writing a business plan, and presenting to investors. In fact, many ideas that started as a class project turned into a start-up company through the competition process! The Dempsey Startup Competition is open to undergrads and grad students at accredited colleges and universities across the Cascadia Corridor — Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia, as well as Alaska.
Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition
The Mayo Business Plan Competition is designed to increase student appreciation for the challenge of developing a viable business. Through an iterative process the MBPC recognizes those students best able to articulate a plan that addresses these challenges. In recognition of both the time involved and difficulty of the task, the competition provides a substantial reward for the successful teams. Search Search. Welcome The Mayo Business Plan Competition is designed to increase student appreciation for the challenge of developing a viable business.
Many members of the WomensNet community have asked us about more opportunities to get start-up money. Winners of these contests often receive a combination of startup cash, mentoring, and other resources to help them get their venture off the ground. A number of successful companies have come out of these competitions, which may be why more organizations and institutions of higher education have begun admitting non-students to these events. There are also business plan competitions open to anyone, student or not.