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Graduate Business Plan Competitions 2020

  • Dec 13, 2019
Graduate Business Plan Competitions 2020

Stu Clark Investment Competition

Winnipeg, Manitoba
March 13-14, 2020
Application Deadline: January 23, 2020

The 2020 Stu Clark Investment Competition taking place in Winnipeg, MB, Canada March 13-14, 2020. This competition is open to graduate students worldwide and offers a substantial prize purse (over CAD $60,000). Additionally, the University of Manitoba guarantees a CAD $1,000 minimum per participating team.

Rice Business Plan Competition

Houston, Texas - USA
March 26-28, 2020
Application Deadline: January 27, 2020

Compete to join the world's biggest business plan competition, where collegiate entrepreneurs get real-world experience in how to pitch their startups to investors, integrate with the entrepreneurial ecosystem, enhance their startup strategy, connect with mentors, and learn what it takes to launch a successful business. The competition offers more than $1.5 million in prizes, in the form of investment, cash, and in-kind.

New Venture Championship

Portland, Oregon - USA
April 16-18, 2020
Application Deadline: February 12, 2020

Presented by the University of Oregon's Lundquist College of Business, the New Venture Championship (NVC) is a six-round business competition that inspires young entrepreneurs to develop their business dreams into a reality. Teams of graduate and undergraduate students from around the world come to Portland, Oregon every year to pitch their business plans and compete for $50,000 in total cash awards.

Brown-Forman Cardinal Challenge

Louisville, Kentucky - USA
February 28-29, 2020
Application Deadline - January 15, 2020

The Brown-Forman Cardinal Challenge represents a prestigious, global academic competition with real-world opportunities and experiences designed to stimulate and reward innovative thinking and entrepreneurial persistence. The University of Louisville Brown-Forman Cardinal Challenge showcases new business concepts presented by MBA and graduate students from 12 of the world’s leading university entrepreneurship programs, including UofL.

Heartland Challenge

Bentonville, Arkansas - USA
April 20-21, 2020
Application Deadline - February 16, 2020

The University of Arkansas' Sam M. Walton College of Business invites graduate student entrepreneurs from around the world to Northwest Arkansas on April 20-21, 2020, to compete for a cash prize pool of $135,000. Made possible by generous support from the Walton Family Foundation, the Heartland Challenge is the first global student startup competition held in the state of Arkansas.