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Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship

Ivey HBA Business Plan Competition

The Ivey Business School will host entrepreneurial undergraduate teams from across Canada for the Ivey HBA Business Plan Competition. With a prize pool of over $20,000, the competition is open to undergraduate teams from universities across Canada & the United States and will include a stellar panel of experienced investors and entrepreneurs.

The winning team will receive $15,000 and prizes will also be awarded to the 2nd and 3rd placed teams.

How to apply

The 2019 Ivey HBA 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. Please disregard any mentions relating to graduate/MBA students as the Ivey HBA Business Plan Competition is open only to undergraduate students.

Application Process:

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 2, 2018
Executive Summary: November 9, 2018, by 12.00pm
Business Plan: January 18, 2019
Competition Weekend: January 25-26, 2019

For more information, please contact Shanthal Perera at