University Business Plan Competitions

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Foundations of a Winning Business Plan – 2005 Business Plan Contest at Harvard Business School

The winning entry in this year’s Business Plan Contest at Harvard Business School was unique in several aspects.

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

Ask anyone involved in the healthcare field — doctors, insurers, drug makers, and certainly patients — and they will tell you that the industry is in dire need of an overhaul. But chaos, which often…

University of Montana Business Plan Competition – Tried in the Fire

Great Northern Auto Finance Takes $5,000 First Prize in the 16th Annual John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition

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

Entrepreneurship is alive and well in our nation’s universities.

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

The competition was organized by Santa Clara University, the American Society in Aging and Mary Furlong, a consultant to businesses that want to market to older people.

Medical device company wins MIT $50K Entrepreneurship Competition

The oldest and best known among university business plan competitions, the MIT $50K has launched more than 80 companies from teams that have competed.

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

See if you can pick the winning team (announced at the end of the article; don’t look).

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

“American Indians have always been known as great leaders,” said Larry Gianchetta, dean of the business school and adviser to UM’s AIBL chapter. “They’re trying to do it so it’s culturally appropriate. They realize the key to becoming a sovereign nation is to build a strong economy.”

UM advertising team to compete for $10 million Yahoo campaign

UM has competed in the program since 1992. That year, UM won the competition, which was sponsored by Visa, with the “It’s everywhere you want to be” tagline.

Drug-delivery patch wins at UW business-plan competition

G. Steven Burrill himself jetted in from France on the spur of the moment for what he said was only the second Burrill competition he’s personally attended.

The globe-trotting businessman, a 1966 graduate of the UW-Madison School of Business, heard each team’s plan and gave out some advice the night before the presentation and judging. He said one of the competition’s strengths is bringing together engineering and other disciplines with business.

"If you just did it with the business school, you’d fail," he said.