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, as well as the Pembroke Management Prize in Social Enterprise.
The competition is open to all undergraduate students from all disciplines.
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 Competition Rules.
If you have any questions on eligibility, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Complete our Intent to Compete Form
- Submit a 2-page Executive Summary of Business Plan to email@example.com prior to the November deadline.
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 the Competition Rules.
Important Dates & Deadlines:
Intent to Compete: November 6, 2020
Executive Summary: November 6, 2020 by 12.00 pm
Business Plan Due: January 18, 2021
Competition Weekend: January 21-22, 2021
For more information, please contact Shanthal Perera at firstname.lastname@example.org
Team EarthSuds from Wilfrid Laurier University, took first place at the Ivey HBA Business Plan Competition. Represented at the competition by Daniel Moll and Marissa Vettoretti, EarthSuds is a sustainable shower products company offering alternatives to the plastic toiletry containers used in hotels.
BRITE bites from Michigan State University won $15,000 at the 3rd Ivey HBA Business Plan Competition.
BRITE bites is an all-natural probiotic snack company headed by Bri Makaric, which currently offers three flavors of bites packed with superfoods and a probiotic that contains 1 billion CFUs (colony-forming unit) to support digestive and immune systems.
Team Impedix and RollUP Solutions Inc., from the Ivey Business School shared the first-place prize at the Spin Master – Ivey HBA Business Plan Competition on January 19-20, 2018. With the judges unable to separate the strong contestants, both teams were awarded $9,500.
Team Iris Technologies from Queen’s University won $15,000 and first place at the inaugural Spin Master – Ivey HBA Business Plan Competition, held January 20-21, 2017. Ivey’s first undergraduate business plan competition was sponsored by Spin Master Ltd. and the Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship.
Iris Technologies is developing a computer monitor that does not trigger computer intolerance in concussion patients. Stimuli from computers, such as light and noise, can often trigger concussion symptoms. The team was represented by Colin Harding and Conor Ross.