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Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship

Business Plan Competitions

  • Oct 4, 2016
Business Plan Competitions

Business plan competitions are a great opportunity to test your venture ideas and meet potential investors and mentors. Throughout the year, many universities and accelerators run top-class competitions that attract the best ideas from teams across Canada and the United States. Please view the list below for more information:

  • January 26-28, 2017
    Queen’s Entrepreneurs’ Competition
    The QEC is an international business pitch competition held in Toronto, Canada with a prize pool of $60,000.
  • February 16 – 18, 2017
    Bangkok, Thailand
    The mai Bangkok Business Challenge® @ Sasin 2017
    Student teams from around the world are invited to compete for prizes with over $49,000 in cash. All full-time and part-time post-graduate students in any post-graduate programs enrolled in the 2016 calendar year are eligible to participate. For complete details of the team member combination possibilities, including comprehensive eligibility and official rules, please consult 

  • February 17-18, 2017
    Louisville, KY
    The Cardinal Challenge
    Bring your best pitch to this year’s heavy hitting business plan competition as 12 teams of entrepreneurial graduate students gather in Louisville for their chance to win more than $100,000 in business start-up cash and prizes.

  • April 6-8, 2017
    Houston, Texas
    The Rice Business Plan Competition
    The Rice Business Plan Competition is the world’s richest and largest graduate-level student startup competition, with over $1.5 million in prizes. Deadlines for applications are February 10, 2017.

  • April 13-15, 2017
    Portland, Oregon
    2017 New Venture Championship
    Register your championship team today for the opportunity to learn to advance in an ever-changing business environment with creative and innovative solutions, as well as the chance to win up to $60,000 in cash prizes. Deadline for applications is February 13, 2017.

  • April 20-22, 2017
    Dallas, Texas
    TCU's Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures® Competition
    A unique annual competition for undergraduate students around the world to pitch plans for businesses, products or services that make a profit while also benefiting the environment, the community or a specific population. The Competition prize pool exceeds $60,000 with a top prize of $25,000.