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University Business Plan Competitions News

June 21, 2016

MSU alum Joseph Azzarelli wins the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's 27th annual Entrepreneurship Competition with low-cost lung cancer screening tool:



October 8, 2015

Montana University Students - Join Us For Our Fall Kick-Off Event!!! John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge, 10/9, Missoula:



December 12, 2014

UM Students Win $2,500 for Business Plans at Startup Pitch :



September 25, 2014

National Science Foundation Community College Business Plan Competition - Students to Provide Solutions for Real World Problems:



May 25, 2014

Catheter that emits bacteria-killing light wins $75,000 for University of Utah team - Veritas Medical LLC:



May 6, 2014

UM to Host Annual Business Plan Competition:



April 17, 2014

Kentucky college entrepreneurs win $100,000 in Idea State U business plan competition:



April 17, 2014

Montana University John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition, 5/15, Missoula, Montana:



January 18, 2014

University launches crowdfunding website to finance projects by students:



January 6, 2014

University of Montana Students Win Prizes in SoBA's Fall Business Plan Competition:



December 9, 2013

Tufts Venture Fund will supply seed money to student startups:



June 24, 2013

University of Montana Business Plans Contest Shows City's Potential:



February 25, 2013

The Rice Business Plan Competition - The richest and largest intercollegiate business plan competition in the world is open to all university students from around the world:



December 5, 2012

The Dorm Room Fund lets students follow entrepreneurial dreams:



February 26, 2012

The 23rd Annual John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition, 5/10, Missoula, Montana:



February 6, 2012

Advice from the judges on business plans, entrepreneurship :



February 2, 2012

Entrepreneur Contests Take Practical Turn:



June 28, 2011

Business Wire Offers College Students the Chance to Win a Trip to Meet Warren Buffett in New York City with 50th Anniversary College Video Contest :



June 21, 2011

Student Business Plan Competitions: Who Really Does Have Access?:



May 17, 2011

Montana University System's John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition Awards More Than $30,000 To Budding Entrepreneurs :



May 13, 2011

CreativiTea wins annual Montana University John Ruffatto business plan competition:



May 3, 2011

Smartphone Robots, Insect-Wing Wind Power, Online Video Game Tourneys & More Notes from the UW Business Plan Competition:



April 19, 2011

MSU-Great Falls team wins business competition:



April 4, 2011

Montana State University College of Business Students Succeeding in Business Competitions:



March 30, 2011

22nd Annual John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition:



January 25, 2011

2011 Annual John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition, 5/12, Missoula, Montana:



December 28, 2010

Contests are a springboard for student entrepreneurs:



September 24, 2010

U-M Student Group, MPowered, Gears Up for 1,000 Pitches, Looks to Help Build Startup Ecosystem:



September 22, 2010

David Eccles School of Business Creates Nation’s First Independent Student-Run Venture Capital Fund:



June 15, 2010

21st Annual John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition Results:



June 15, 2010

Hatching a Lark: An Entrepreneur’s Journey Through the Business Plan Competitions:



June 9, 2010

Battle of the business plans:



June 2, 2010

YongoPal, UW Business Plan Winner, Looks to Cash In on Video Language Lessons—and Some Lessons of Its Own:



May 19, 2010

"Got Cupcakes?" - Winners Announced for the Montana University John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition:



May 8, 2010

University of Idaho students rake in $24K in business competition:



May 3, 2010

Business Plan Contests Grow Up and Mean Business:



April 26, 2010

Business plan competitions showcase M.B.A. students' best ideas - 21st Annual John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition, 5/13, Missoula, Montana :



April 26, 2010

Your biz pitch: What the experts want:



April 16, 2010

21st Annual John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition, 5/13, Missoula, Montana:



April 16, 2010

Are We Actually Creating Startups Through Business Plan Competitions?:



March 17, 2010

Georgia Tech competition spurs inventions - 8 finalists for the prestigious InVenture Prize:



March 9, 2010

2010 Rice University Business Plan Competition to Award $100,000 DFJ Mercury Tech Transfer Investment Prize:



March 4, 2010

UCSD launches student-assisted venture fund:



March 2, 2010

Governor's Business Plan Contest provides snapshot of entrepreneurism in Wisconsin:



February 3, 2010

IC2 Student Commercialization Plan Competition, 3/15-17, Arlington, Texas:



January 28, 2010

The Kauffman Foundation estimates there may be as many as 700 university-sponsored business-plan competitions, and this slide show highlights 15 major ones.:



January 4, 2010

University of Washington Startup Nanocel Seeks Funding and Partners, Wants to Make Computers Cooler:



December 21, 2009

Are Business Plan Competitions Good for Start-Ups?:



December 16, 2009

What drives collegiate entrepreneurs:



May 27, 2009

Boise State MBA team wins at Benchmark Capital Challenge Business Plan Competition:



May 25, 2009

University of Washington Business Plan Competition Yields $25K Awardee, Nanocel, and Many Other Winners:



May 21, 2009

MIT's 100K Entrepreneurship Competition Produces A Company Developing A Drug-Dispensing Contact Lens:



May 17, 2009

"Nanomonestot-se" - "Native Dreams Nations" - Entrepreneurial spirit lands Montana State University Billings students in 1st place at American Indian Business Leaders Business Plan Competition:



April 30, 2009

University of Washington Business Plan Contest Yields 16 Finalists:



April 22, 2009

Washington State University Business Plan Competition Awards $100,000:



April 21, 2009

20th Annual John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition, 5/14, University of Montana:



April 18, 2009

Boise State entrepreneurs have got a deal for you!:



April 17, 2009

Young entrepreneurs to compete in BSU ‘Elevator Pitch’:



April 13, 2009

Students win money with big business plans:



April 3, 2009

HydroSense, With Plan to Conserve Water, Wins University of Washington Environmental Business Competition:



March 31, 2009

BYU Business Plan Competition Wraps up on Friday:



March 14, 2009

University of Oregon names finalists for business plan contest:



January 23, 2009

BYU Business Plan Compeition Hosts Speed Pitch :



January 8, 2009

College Entrepreneurs - Getting attention (and cash) from VCs and angel investors - (Montana - John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition):



December 22, 2008

The Washington State University College of Business Announces Winners of Fall 2008 Business Plan Competition:



December 17, 2008

Columbia University Spin-Off Takes First Place in Start-Up Competition:



September 18, 2008

Students Get Chance To Invest Like the Pros - Big Red Venture Fund at Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management:



May 20, 2008

Washington State University students win $10,000 for business plan:



May 15, 2008

Wharton Business Plan Competition - It's Biotech's Year: 'Eight Great' Business Plans to Help People Live Longer and Better:



May 9, 2008

Four left in UM business plan contest:



May 8, 2008

Business planning earns cash award in Idaho University competition:



May 5, 2008

Some Ideas for Student Entrepreneurs:



May 1, 2008

19th Annual John Ruffatto Montana Business Plan Competition, 5/8, University Of Montana - Missoula:



April 15, 2008

Forbes teamed up with Rice University in a contest to find the best student business plans in the nation.:



April 15, 2008

Klymit Wins 2008 BYU Business Plan Competition:



March 31, 2008

The Mid-Atlantic Business Plan Competition --"SMACKDOWN!":



March 11, 2008

Global Venture Challenge • April 2-4, 2008:



March 6, 2008

College entrepreneurs to compete at Boise venture event:



March 4, 2008

Moot Corp Competition - "the Super Bowl of world business plan competition.":



February 26, 2008

The Rice Business Plan Competition awards $600,000 in cash and prizes!:



February 20, 2008

Elite learners from around globe schooled in start-up culture. Imagine Cup - "Start-up school":



February 5, 2008

Santa Clara University to Host Annual Venture Capital Investment Competition:



January 19, 2008

Venture capital 101: University of Utah Conference, fund helping students learn the ins and outs of private equity:



January 8, 2008

BYU Student Entrepreneurs of the Year Recognized:



December 28, 2007

Online shipping idea wins BYU Web Business Competition. eTake:



August 22, 2007

Montana State University-College of Business Team, "Genre and Mode" Takes First Place at the 18th annual John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition at the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana.:



July 24, 2007

WSU Pharmacy Students have Winning Business Plan:



May 23, 2007

Montana University competitors face off over business ideas at 18th Annual John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition :



May 19, 2007

High School teens majoring in business world savvy. Competition today at Berkeley's Haas School:



May 17, 2007

Stanford students vie to be 'Entrepreneur Idol':



May 17, 2007

Medical Robotics and Sustainable Energy Take Top Prizes in MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition:



May 16, 2007

Wharton Business Plan Competition 2007: The 'Eight Great' Make Their Pitch:



May 1, 2007

Montana University Business Plan Competition Prize Money set at $35,000 for 2007!:



April 22, 2007

Students vie for funding; BYU team among best at the International Finals of the Venture Capital Investment Competition:



April 17, 2007

Your invitation to the John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition at the University of Montana - 5/10:



April 12, 2007

BYU wins L'Oréal ad contest in U.S.:



April 12, 2007

Beyond Grades: Business Students Put Their Start-Up Ideas to the Test:



April 5, 2007

Business of teaching comes full circle. Students put ideas for helping others to work -- and they in turn are tested:



April 3, 2007

Calle plan wins Brigham Young University business plan competition.:



February 1, 2007

John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition, 5/10, Missoula:



October 28, 2006

BYU team takes second in national business plan competition:



October 21, 2006

BYU salutes business entrepreneur students:



May 26, 2006

MSU College of Business students placed in a business plan competition held recently at UM.:



May 22, 2006

MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition names top winners. Top prize: coating technology for catheter use:



May 7, 2006

Alternative energy company wins $30K in Intel-sponsored UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition:



May 1, 2006

University of Montana School of Business Administration Gears Up for Business Plan Competition May 11:



April 29, 2006

Winners named in contest at University of Utah's school of business:



April 17, 2006

University of Washington venture capitalists best of the best - Grueling VCIC Contest Draws Praise as Venture Capitalist Training Ground:



April 11, 2006

4 students sweep Brigham Young University business contest. Makers of machine that reads caloric output win $50,000:



April 8, 2006

Dartmouth Wins $100,000 Rice University Business Plan Competition:



March 29, 2006

17th Annual John Ruffatto Memorial Business Plan Competition, 5/11, University Of Montana, Missoula:



March 28, 2006

Cancer cure company wins University business plan challenge:



March 24, 2006

Students battle it out to win a chance to start their own company at the Northwest Venture Championship in Boise, Idaho:



March 16, 2006

Students from 13 universities compete to start a business at the Northwest Venture Championships in Boise, Idaho:



January 16, 2006

Startups On Fire - The five winners of our STUDENT STARTUP COMPETITION:



December 20, 2005

MIT Kicks Off Clean Energy Competition:



December 15, 2005

Arizona State University team tries to streamline Web shopping. Usuggest.com wins $20K first prize in Entrepreneurship Challenge:



November 23, 2005

UC-Berkeley team wins Intel-sponsored entrepreneur contest:



October 26, 2005

Tech's Young Turks Are Back - University Business Plan Competitions Pave the Way:



June 20, 2005

Start-Up New Hampshire Business plan competition brings out entrepreneurs with $250,000 in prizes:



June 13, 2005

Future Entrepreneurs Get Down to Business at the University of Washington Business Plan Competition:



June 7, 2005

Alzheimer's drug firm and more winners named in Wisconsin business-plan contest:



May 31, 2005

Foundations of a Winning Business Plan:



May 27, 2005

UW business competition a good startup in itself:



May 26, 2005

Former University of Montana Business Student, Mario Schulzke Wins Prestigious Southern California Advertising Competition... Can you WONGDOODY?:



May 23, 2005

Foundations of a Winning Business Plan - 2005 Business Plan Contest at Harvard Business School:



May 19, 2005

Eight Great Business Plans, But Only One Is the Winner at the Wharton Business Plan Competition:



May 16, 2005

University of Montana Business Plan Competition – Tried in the Fire:



May 16, 2005

Planning for Gold - Building Success through the University Business Plan Competition Circuit:



May 16, 2005

Four business plans for a graying population standout at business plan competition:



May 10, 2005

Medical device company wins MIT $50K Entrepreneurship Competition:



May 4, 2005

Eight Great Business Plans, But Only One Is the Winner ... The 2005 Wharton Business Plan Competition:



April 22, 2005

UM students from American Indian Business Leaders chapter split top prize for business plan at leadership conference :



April 21, 2005

UM advertising team to compete for $10 million Yahoo campaign:



April 19, 2005

Drug-delivery patch wins at UW business-plan competition:



April 15, 2005

Entrepreneurial students, faculty, staff compete for $25,500 in first Carolina Challenge:



April 7, 2005

10 finalist teams are selected for '05 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge:



April 2, 2005

Business owned by BYU. students wins $59,000 in Business Plan Competition:



April 1, 2005

University of Montana School of Business Administration Gears Up for Business Plan Competition May 12:



March 15, 2005

Northwest Venture Championship, 4/4-6, Boise, ID:



March 14, 2005

"Mosh Pit", billed as The World’s Coolest Business Plan Competition:



March 12, 2005

Capital ideas - Competition draws MBA students from around the world with startup plans:



February 16, 2005

Innovation prize-winner would help firefighters get out alive- Winners at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Innovation Days contest for engineering undergraduates.:



February 15, 2005

The Utah Entrepreneurial Challenge contest selects 27 semifinalists:



February 10, 2005

Coaching available for business-plan contest survivors:



January 29, 2005

University of Hawaii Business Plan Competition:



December 6, 2004

UT team places first in statewide entrepreneurship contest:



December 4, 2004

Plans with Potential -Our judges offer constructive criticism on some of the interesting ventures that entered our business plan competition.:



October 22, 2004

The California Challenge for Innovation Brings Global Entrepreneurs to the U.S.:



October 21, 2004

Student business competition opens at the University of Utah:



October 2, 2004

BYU names its Entrepreneur of the Year - Adam Edmunds created SilentWhistle:



June 26, 2004

Entrepreneurial spirit - High school students learn the art of the sale at Spokane's Business Week 2004 Trade Show:



June 2, 2004

Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest has a surprise ending:



May 31, 2004

Innovation Awards the product of experts' collaboration:



May 6, 2004

This Year’s ‘Eight Great’ Business Plans: You Pick the Winner:



April 15, 2004

All Systems Go for Midwest Venture Summit:



April 14, 2004

Pair's plan for motion-capture system would aid rehab analysis wins at business plan competition:



April 12, 2004

27 finalists advance in Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest:



April 6, 2004

Generating A+ ideas - BYU's Business Plan Competition awards start-up:



April 3, 2004

Dog-and-pony show for venture capitalists - Business school students compete for $25,000 and a chance to be heard - Pennsylvania team wins USF prize:



March 11, 2004

Grads push business plans - CU students competing for thousands in funds:



February 11, 2004

MBAs to represent Colorado University in national business plan competition - huge honor for CU:



February 5, 2004

Submissions to the Gov.’s Business Plan Contest Exceed Expectations in Wisconsin:



February 4, 2004

The Elevator Competition - Wake Forest University:



January 22, 2004

Business Plan Bounty Increases to $105,000 in Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest:



January 8, 2004

Wisconsin Business competitions give fuel to start-ups - Governor's contest is state's latest effort to spur job growth:



November 26, 2003

MBA SHOWDOWN - Here Comes the Competition - The First Annual Fortune Small Business Business Plan Competition:



October 23, 2003

Entrepreneur challenge holding its kickoff at University of Utah:



September 5, 2003

How to Win Big and Get Ahead Fast:



May 20, 2003

VC for a Day-Being a judge at Wharton's Business Plan Competition offers a peek at tomorrow's startup ideas.:



May 17, 2003

A team of students that developed a technology that automatically regulates glucose levels in the bloodstream of diabetic patients walks away with the $30,000 prize in the annual MIT entrepreneurship:



April 29, 2003

The Value of Business-Plan Competitions:



April 13, 2003

Author finds a hitch in business plan tradition- Business Plans not the key to success in Business Plan Competitions:



April 9, 2003

Biz Students Compete in 'NCAA of MBAs':



April 8, 2003

Business-School Contests Give Edge to Job-Hunting Students:



April 5, 2003

BYU Entrepreneurs Take Home Seed Money in Business Contest:





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