Business Plan Competitions of Interest, Spring 2015

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Business Plan Competitions of Interest, Spring 2015

Business Plan competitions help fund and draw attention to promising new startups The prize money is nice, but it’s not the only reason to do one of these events. They are also a great way to focus a team on a putting together and delivering a strong pitch about a new business. Here’s a few of interest to folks in our region. Some are for students only, but not all of them.

Carnegie Mellon University Venture Challenge
Registration: Open to all current undergraduate students
Application Deadline: February 24, 2015
Final Event: April 4, 2014. Event open to public.
Website: http://www.cmuvc.com/en/

Rice University Business Plan Competition
Registration: Open to all currently enrolled students
Application Deadline: February 27, 2015
Final Event: March 23, 2015

Website: http://alliance.rice.edu/Compete/
RvD Idea Awards Syracuse
Registration: Open to students in central New York region.
Application Deadline: March 6, 2015
Final Event: April 11, 2015

Website: http://idea.syr.edu/competitions/rvd-idea-awards/
Big Idea Competition at Cornell
Registration: Open to all current undergraduate students at Cornell
Application Deadline: March 10, 2015
Final Event: April 17, 2015. Event open to public.

Website: http://tinyurl.com/cornellbigidea
MIT $100k Competition
Registration: Open to public
Application Deadline: March 13, 2015
Final Event: May 13, 2015

Website: http://mit100k.org/
Cornell Venture Challenge
Registration: Open to those affiliated with Cornell or New York State
Application Deadline: March 15, 2015
Final Event: April 16, 2015
Website: http://www.brventurefund.com/cornell-venture-challenge

Ithaca College 2nd Annual Business Plan Competition
Registration: Open to Ithaca College Students
Application Deadline: April 9, 2015
Final Event: April 28, 2015. Event open to public.
Website: http://tinyurl.com/icbusinesscompetition

New York Business Plan Competition, Souther Tier Regional Semi-Final
Registration: Open to students
Application Deadline: April 10, 2015
Website: http://www.ithaca.edu/business/competitions/nybpc/

Cornell School of Hotel Administration: 2015 Business Competition
Registration: Closed
Final Event: March 21, 2015. Event open to public.
Website: http://tinyurl.com/cornellhotelcompetition

 

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