Other Business Plan Competitions
Chapman University students are invited to contact the Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship (firstname.lastname@example.org) if they are interested in participating in any of the following business plan competitions for 2015-2016.
Entrepreneur Organization - Global Student Entrepreneur Awards
The Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) is the premier global competition for student entrepreneurs who actively run a business. EO GSEA nominees compete in qualifying competitions for the chance to advance to the Global Finals, held in May 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. With more than 1,700 competitors from more than 30 countries, EO GSEA is an exclusive opportunity for student entrepreneurs to make connections, find resources, and grow their businesses!The Orange County competition will be held December 2nd, 2015. The application deadline is October 2, 2015. Participation guidelines and more info available here.
Neeley Entrepreneurship Center | Values and Ventures® Business Plan Competition
Rice University Business Plan CompetitionThe Rice Business Plan Competition is the world’s richest and largest graduate-level student startup competition. It is hosted and organized by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, grown from nine teams competing for $10,000 in prize money in 2001, to 42 teams from around the world competing for more than $1 million in cash and prizes. The competition is designed to give collegiate entrepreneurs a real-world experience to fine tune their business plans and elevator pitches to generate funding to successfully commercialize their product. Judges will evaluate the teams as real-world entrepreneurs soliciting start-up funds from early stage investors and venture capital firms. The judges are asked to rank the presentations based on which company they would most likely invest. 76% of judges surveyed considered investing in a team that presented at the 2014 RBPC or referred a team to a third-party investor. This three day competition will take place April 16th-April 18th, 2016. The final executive summary from each team is due to the Rice Alliance online before Noon CST on Friday February 27, 2015. Participation guidelines and more info available here.
Henkel Innovation ChallengeBuild a team of 2 students, create an innovative concept, be coached by Henkel managers, compete with students around the world, learn about sustainability, and bring your creative and strategic management skills to the next level. Participation guidelines and more information about deadlines are available here.