Top 5 Fall Business Competitions
One competition – three independent contests – from September through May. For 28 years, the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition has been bringing together students and researchers from across MIT and Greater Boston to launch their talent, ideas, and technology into leading companies. The competition is run as a series of distinct, increasingly intensive contests: Pitch, Accelerate, and Launch.
Each contest focuses on developing specific founding skills, and for each semi-finalist contender the MIT $100K brings together a network of resources, including mentorship from venture capitalists, serial entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and attorneys; media exposure; prototyping funds; business plan feedback; and discounted services. Additionally, more than $300K in non-dilutive awards help these new ventures accelerate.
2017 U.Pitch Competition & Showcase
Future Founders immerses youth in experiences that inspire and empower them to create their own opportunity. We believe this leads to a generation more determined, hopeful and equipped as they engage the future. To date, our programs have served over 30,000 youth. Join us as we empower the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs.
Startup Open 2017
Startup Open is a global competition that is open to entrepreneurs from any industry with a new business that has yet to raise any outside capital from angel investors, venture capital firms or other formal sources of seed funding. More than 1,000 teams applied to compete in 2017.
Project Entrepreneur ignites bold ideas by providing women access to the tools, training and networks needed to build scalable, economically impactful companies.
America’s best and brightest university students put their innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity to the test in America’s foremost collegiate competition. Do you have what it takes to rise to the challenge?
Top 5 Spring Business Competitions
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TCU Values & Ventures Competition
A unique annual competition for undergraduate students around the world to pitch plans for businesses, products or services that make a profit while also benefiting the environment, the community or a specific population. Presented by the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center.
Clean Energy Trust University Prize (UP)
Cleantech UP, sponspored by the U.S. Department of Energy, is a premier opportunity for university students to tap into entrepreneurial ambition and passion for change. Students are asked to submit a business plan for a clean energy startup idea, 8-10 finalists will be chosen, and one team will win a $50,000 grant to further develop their idea.
Rice Business Plan Competition
World’s richest and largest student startup competition.
Pitch and Catch Competition
The Pitch and Catch Competition, hosted by Saint Louis University, is an opportunity to win cash and networking resources for your business by presenting your investor pitch to a panel of judges at the Gateway Grizzlies ballpark in Saint Louis.
Postcode Lottery Green Challenge
The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge is one of the world's largest competitions in the field of sustainable entrepreneurship. From 1 March 2017 until 1 June 2017, green start-ups from all over the world can submit their promising sustainable business plans to the 11th edition. The winner will receive €500,000 to further develop the product or service, and to bring it to market. The runner-up will receive €200,000. An international jury selects the winner and runner-up.
The Dutch Postcode Lottery started the competition in 2007, after being inspired by president Clinton to look for those dedicated entrepreneurs with brilliant green business plans. Plans that are ready to speed up the transition towards a low carbon economy. The answers to the issues of our time are already in front of us. But it takes entrepreneurs like the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge finalists to present us with sustainable solutions and get them out into the world.