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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 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: October 30, 2015
Executive Summary: November 13, 2015 by 12.00pm
Business Plan: January 15, 2016
Competition Weekend: January 22-23, 2016

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