Business Competitions

Business Plan Competition

Registration information for the 2016 competition is now open! Click here to register!


How It Works

Six businesses will give a ten minute presentation about their company, followed by five minutes of Q&A from a panel of experienced judges.  After deliberation, the top three business plans will be announced.  The demands for the businesses will be higher, but so will the prize money. 

How To Get Involved

This competition is open to any Ithaca College student in any program at any level.  For those interested in additional assistance, office hours are available from Business School Faculty.  To be added to the mailing list and to sign up for office hours, please contact

Prize Money

First Place = $20,000
Second Place = $10,000
Third Place = $5000
Honorable Mention = $500
Honorable Mention = $500
Honorable Mention = $500
Audience Choice Award = $500

Congratulations to the 2015 Winners!

First Place:  Subversive Malting and Brewing
Zane Coffey ’15, Max Ocean ’15, and Daniel Minogue ’15

Second Place:  OnSet
Kat Fischer ’17

Third Place:  FearWalk
Leonard Davis ’17

Audience Choice Award: OnSet

Honorary Mentions: Home Comfort Stage, InsertHeals, and Synergy Marketing Solutions


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