University Business Plan Competitions

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

Graduate student Chad Miller, who is working toward a master’s degree in business administration, won the $1,500 overall prize for his presentation on Purus, an engineering support operations management firm which bridges the technology and marketing gaps between oil and gas service companies and their customers.

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

Teams should propose innovative STEM-based solutions for real world problems within one of the five themes: big data; infrastructure security; sustainability; broadening participation in STEM; and, improving STEM education.

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

The latest $75,000 win comes from International Business Model Competition hosted by Brigham Young University, which drew more than 2,500 teams from 200 schools around the world.

UM to Host Annual Business Plan Competition

Students from across the state will showcase their entrepreneurial aspirations during the annual John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition.

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

"Every single student that I engaged was passionate about his or her ideas. Each one of the business plans and concepts can work — and many of them will — which will produce meaningful products, jobs and money."

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

Get an inside look at the 24th annual John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition at the University of Montana. Students from all of Montana’s higher education institutions are invited to compete for a $10,000 grand prize.

University launches crowdfunding website to finance projects by students

The website launched with five proposals and will only be open to proposals from MBA students for the time being. Organizers plan to include projects from university faculty, staff, students and alumni in the future.

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

Students who presented include first-place winners Matthew Gangloff and Andrew Burrington, who are both MIS majors. They gave audience members a look at New Leaf Environmental Monitoring, a product designed to monitor chemical toxins in and around the home that will culminate in a citizen-based environmental monitoring movement.

Tufts Venture Fund will supply seed money to student startups

The fund’s objective, according to a description Tufts provided, is to "help the most promising founders launch strong and gain the early traction necessary to raise a larger seed round of financing from top angel or venture capital investors around the country."

University of Montana Business Plans Contest Shows City’s Potential

Although the daylong competition took place on the UM campus, this wasn’t simply an academic exercise for those involved. It was, rather, focused on helping young innovators move from idea to action.