Enter the Competition

All entrants or entrant teams must register for the competition by completing an Intent to Compete form.

Submit Your Idea Abstract

In the first phase of the competition, you’ll submit a 500-word Idea Abstract following the Idea Abstract Guidelines. You’ll be provided with constructive written feedback on your abstract from seasoned entrepreneurs and faculty.

Attend New Venture Workshops

Let our experts help you learn more about marketing, finance, operations and other details you’ll need to understand to be successful in your venture. Workshops will be held early in the competition to give you the tools you need to write a comprehensive plan. View workshops.

Write and Submit Your Business Plan

Entrants will submit a comprehensive Business Plan (30 page maximum), following the Business Plan Guidelines. We’ll match you with a mentor to help you as you develop your plan. We also encourage you to find other professionals who can provide you with feedback. Each plan will be reviewed thoroughly and we’ll provide you with useful written feedback on your document.

Final Competition and Presentations

Those who advance to the Final Competition will present their finalized business plans to a panel of judges who have meaningful experience in or exposure to early-stage businesses.