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2021 Business Plan Competition Schedule

  • Oct 29, 2020
2021 Business Plan Competition Schedule

Baylor 2021 New Venture Competition

Baylor University - Waco, Texas
Date: March 25-27, 2021

Applications open September 1, 2020

The John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise will host the tenth annual Baylor New Venture Competition on March 25-27, 2021 at Baylor University’s Foster Campus for Business and Innovation. This business plan and elevator pitch competition showcases collegiate entrepreneurs from across the globe. The competition provides participants with personal and professional development through:

  • industry-specific mentorship towards sustainable business plans,
  • exclusive access to accomplished experts and fellow innovators,
  • and a chance to compete for over $250,000 in cash prizes and vital resources.

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Rice Business Plan Competition

Rice University - Houston, Texas
Date: TBD

Application Deadline - January 17, 2021

Compete to join the world's biggest student venture competition, where university entrepreneurs get real-world experience in how to pitch their startups to investors, enhance their startup strategy, connect with mentors, and learn what it takes to launch a successful business.

  • 42 student startups from across the world
  • $1.5 million in cash and investment prizes

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Stu Clark Investment Competition

University of Manitoba - Winnipeg, Manitoba
Date: TBD

This competition is open to graduate students worldwide and offers a substantial prize purse (over CAD $50,000). Additionally, the University of Manitoba guarantees a CAD $1,000 minimum per team.

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SCG Bangkok Business Challenge @ Sasin

University of Bangkok - Bangkok, Thailand
Date: March 3-9, 2021

Application Deadline - January 2, 2021

The competition is Asia’s Longest-Running Global Student Startup Competition; all disciplines from around the world, both business and non-business related, are welcome. Join us and compete for H.M. The King of Thailand’s Trophy, as well as cash prizes of over US$60,000.

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Brown-Forman Cardinal Challenge

University of Louisville - Louisville, Kentucky
Date: February 17 – 19, 2021

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.

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​TCU's Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures® Competition​

Texas Christian University - Fort Worth, Texas
April 16-17, 2021

We invite students from around the world to pitch ideas for conscious capitalism ventures that make a profit while also solving a problem. Winners take home thousands of dollars to help make their ideas come true. For more information, visit

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