Business Competitions

Business Idea Competition

2015 Finals

Thursday, November 19, 2015

5:00 p.m.

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Reception to follow in School of Business Atrium

SLI Leading Self Credit for those who register at least 48 hours in advance in OrgSync.


How The Competition 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. Participating teams will have four minutes to present their idea and four minutes to answer questions from panelists.

The History

The inspiration for the competition came from discussions between former 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

Congratulations to the 2014 Winners:

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