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Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship

Ivey MBA Business Plan Competition

As Canada's premier MBA business plan event, the Ivey MBA Business Plan Competition draws entrepreneurial teams from universities throughout North America and beyond. First held in 1999, the competition offers graduate students the opportunity to present innovative new ventures to potential investors. At the same time, investors have a chance to get a close-up look at up-and-coming entrepreneurs.

Organized by the Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship and MBA student volunteers, the competition is funded by private sponsorship with the winning team receiving $15,000. The competition also includes prizes for 2nd and 3rd placed teams.

The competition's past title sponsors have included CIBC World Markets and IBK Capital Corp.

How to apply

The 2019 Ivey 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.

Application Process:

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