Business Competitions

Business Idea Competition

Sign up for the Fall 2014 Business Idea Competition today!


How It Works

The Business Idea Competition is a way to get student entrepreneurs excited about thinking up new business ideas.  The competition also provides an opportunity for them to learn about brainstorming and idea qualification, practice pitching ideas on a tight timeline in a business format and connect with distinguished alumni and community members.

The History

The inspiration for the competition came from discussions between Dean Mary Ellen Zuckerman and Christopher Burc’76, who got his own start in business selling sweaters on campus while still a student.

Prize Money

A total of $7,500 is up for grabs! Prize Breakdown:

First prizes; 3 teams @ $1,000 ea = $3,000
Second prizes; 3 teams @ $750 ea = $2,250
Third prizes; 3 teams @ $500 ea = $1,500
Fourth prizes; 3 teams @ $250 ea = $750
*Please note prize money subject to change


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