University Business Plan Competitions

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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

The Rice Business Plan Competition is open to all currently enrolled university students from around the world who are seeking funding for their new venture.

The Dorm Room Fund lets students follow entrepreneurial dreams

"We have an advantage as students, because we know our peers and we live with them and around them."

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

The competition is open to all full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in colleges and universities located in the state of Montana during the current academic year, i.e., from August/September 2011 through July/August 2012. – Deadline for submitting written business plan – Wednesday, April 25, 20112

Advice from the judges on business plans, entrepreneurship

"Your time is now. Find many mentors, and be open to new ideas/new people."

Steven McKean, Community Track

Entrepreneur Contests Take Practical Turn

Less planning, more legwork. That’s the formula some business schools are using to overhaul the competitions they conduct each year to test their students’ mettle as entrepreneurs.

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

The contest, open to full-time U.S. and Canadian students enrolled in a two- or four-year college, provides an opportunity for the next generation of communicators to share their vision of where they see public relations and communications headed in the coming years. Video submissions will be reviewed by a special judging committee of Business Wire senior managers on creativity, originality and appropriateness to theme.

Student Business Plan Competitions: Who Really Does Have Access?

With such a large number of business plan participants (70%) and a corresponding group
indicating that success at a business plan competitions (45%) was an important measure of
success, one might infer that a lack of success at business plan competitions, when judged
against your peers, could be indicative of a less than successful entrepreneurship center or

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

Montana’s next generation of entrepreneurs took home more than $30,000 in prize money during The University of Montana’s 22nd annual John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition, hosted May 12 by the UM School of Business Administration.

CreativiTea wins annual Montana University John Ruffatto business plan competition

John Beltrone and Emese Vitalis and CreativiTea won the 22nd annual University of Montana John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition, which showcases the entrepreneurial aspirations of students across the state.

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

Even though some of them didn’t make the next round, or even have websites yet, we could be hearing more from these folks in the future.