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Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship

Ivey MBA Business Plan Competition

As Canada's premier graduate 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, as well as the Pembroke Management Prize in Social Enterprise.

The competition's past title sponsors have included CIBC World Markets and IBK Capital Corp. Graduate students from all degree programs are invited to apply for the Ivey MBA Business Plan Competition.

How to apply

The 2020 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 Competition Rules.

If you have any questions on eligibility, please contact us at

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, please 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