The IBK Capital - Ivey Business Plan Competition

As Canada's premier MBA business plan event, The IBK Capital - Ivey Business Plan Competition draws entrepreneurial teams from universities throughout North America and beyond. First held in 1999, the competition offers graduate students the opportunity to present innovative new ventures to potential investors. At the same time, investors have a chance to get a close-up look at up-and-coming entrepreneurs.

Organized by the Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship and MBA student volunteers, the competition is funded by private sponsorship with the winning team receiving $20,000.

The competition's title sponsor IBK Capital Corp., was founded by Bill White, MBA '69 and is currently lead by President and CEO Michael White, MBA '00.

How to apply

The 2016 IBK Capital – Ivey Business Plan Competition will use rules and guidelines for submissions set out by the Venture Labs Investment Competition (VLIC). For complete information on Eligibility Rules and Submission Requirements, please read the VLIC Official Rules and Submission Requirements.

Application Process:

  • Complete our Intent to Compete Form when registration is open
  • Submit a 2-page Executive Summary of Business Plan to iveybpc@gmail.com prior to the November deadline. For more details on the format, read ‘Preparing an Executive Summary’ under the VLIC Rules

Teams chosen for the competition will need to provide a completed business plan a week prior to the competition. For more details on the format, read ‘Business Plan Review’ under the VLIC Rules.

Important Dates & Deadlines:

Intent to Compete: November 13, 2015
Executive Summary: November 13, 2015 by 12.00pm
Business Plan: January 15, 2016
Competition Weekend: January 22-23, 2016

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Team KAir Battery from Ohio State University won first place and $20,000 at the 2015 IBK Capital – Ivey Business Plan Competition held at the Ivey Business School on January 23-24, 2015. At the 17th edition of Ivey’s annual graduate competition, KAir overcame a strong competition pool of 11 teams from seven universities from Canada, the United States and Thailand.

An underdog story: First Indian team at the IBK Capital – Ivey Business Plan Competition takes title

Team -zostel

The effort to raise money for flights, food and lodging to travel 12,000 kilometres for the 16th Annual IBK Capital – Ivey Business Plan Competition paid off in a big way for a team from Calcutta, India.

Representatives from Team Zostel from the Indian Institute of Management – Calcutta (IIM – Calcutta) went home $20,000 richer after winning the competition at Ivey Business School, which ran January 24-25. They’ll also go on to compete in the 2014 Global Venture Labs Investment Competition in Texas in May.

Picassolar

2013 - Picasolar, University of Arkansas

Learning Differentiated

2012 - Learning DifferentiatED, University of Arkansas

Char Technologies

2011 - CHAR Technologies, University of Waterloo

Shape Collage

2010 - Shape Collage, University of Toronto

Epitherapeutics

2009 - Epitherapeutics, Queen's University

Romanov Caviar

2008 - Romanov Caviar, Queen's University

2007 - Divisio Technologies, Dalhousie University

2006 - Powershift, Western University - Ivey Business School

2005 - JARN, Simon Fraser University

2004 - Benchkeeper Software, Western University - Ivey Business School

2003 - SoftStitch, Western University - Ivey Business School

When you come to the IBK Capital – Ivey Business Plan Competition, you’ll have a chance to network with some of Canada’s most successful entrepreneurs. A large part of our success can be attributed to this elite group of experienced judges, many of who are successful serial entrepreneurs and mentors.

Our 2014 panel of judges included:

Albert Behr, President & CEO, Behr & Associates
Andrew Campbell, President (retired), ACAI Consulting
Howie Chan, HBA '12, Business Analyst, Tech Alliance
Dennis Ensing, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Tech Alliance
Stephen Gunn, MBA '81, Co-founder, Chairman & CEO, Sleep Country Canada
Ian Haase, MBA '10, Vice President, Tech Alliance
Paul Hayman, HBA '81, Executive Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Ivey Business School
Daniel Kaute, President & CEO, Environmental Waste International
Sarah Landstreet, MBA '13, Owner, Georgette Packaging
Rajah Lehal, LLBMB '06, Lawyer, Cobalt Business Counsel
Justin Leushner, MBA '03, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Tech Alliance
Jacoline Loewen, Director, Crosbie & Company Inc.
John Pollock, Director, BizInc
Kevin Ronson, Vice President of Finance and Operations, Voices.com
John Rothschild, MBA '73, Chairman & CEO, Prime Restuarants Inc.
Colleen Sharen, MBA '93, Professor, Brescia University College
Steve Suske, MBA '77, President & CEO, Suske Capital Management
Deniz Temelli, MBA '12, Business Analyst, Tech Alliance
Miranda Werstiuk, Senior Vice-President, IBK Capital Corp.
Michael White, MBA '00, President & CEO, IBK Capital Corp.

The competition was supported by our title sponsor IBK Capital Corp., the Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship and the Ivey MBA Association.

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