How do I Enter?

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

Am I Eligible?

The competition is open to all current full-time or part-time UWM undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral students, as well as all UWM alumni who have graduated since January 2015.

“Current Student” is defined as an individual who is enrolled in the current academic year and is in good academic standing. Each student entrant must agree to release a copy of their official academic transcript to the La Macchia New Venture Business Plan Competition staff.

Entrants may enter the competition as individuals or as teams. If entering as a team, at least half of the team members must meet the eligibility criteria, as must the team leader. Entrants may only submit one business plan for consideration.

All entrants must confirm that the business plan they submit is their original work and has not won a prize in any previous business plan competition.

Submitting an Intent to Compete form and/or a Business Plan indicates an acceptance of the competition terms and conditions.