College of Business



Recent alumni, graduates, and undergraduates with a start-up idea or an existing business are encouraged to apply. Competitors may enter individually or in teams. All disciplines and majors are welcome to participate as this competition is university-wide, meaning you do not need to be a business student.

To Enter

Applicants wishing to compete in the business plan or pitch competition must first submit a paragraph about their business idea below by February 28, 2020.  

Information Sessions

Please Attend an upcoming information session to learn about the competition, ask questions, and get feedback on your business idea.

Important Dates

All information sessions will be held in Stahl Entrepreneurship Center, Room: SB 132 (across from Convocation Hall in the St. Charles Borromeo Building)

Info Sessions:

  • Monday, Feb. 10 at 2pm
  • Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 3pm
  • Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 3pm
LivePlan Seminar

Monday, March 2, 2020 there will be an option business plan seminar featuring LivePlan (business plan software).  Each participant much create the business plan in LivePlan.  Free LivePlan accounts will be distributed. 

Final Business Plans will be due by Friday, April 3, 2020, for final judging.

The Competition will be a part of the Celebration of Scholarship event on April 16, 2020. You will compete for up to $20,000 in prize money

The Awards Ceremony

The winners will be announced at the Mocktail Party and Awards Ceremony, beginning at 4 p.m. April 16th in the Flight Deck.

Apply by February 28th

*First Name

*Last Name

Team name (if applicable)

*Student ID number

*Primary contact email

*Primary Contact Phone Number

*Major (s)

*Name of the Business

*Brief description (1 paragraph)

*Link to your video

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