The Dempsey Startup Competition Dempsey Startup , organized by the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, provides a real-world experience for student entrepreneurs, promoting student ideas and new venture creation to the entrepreneurial community. Participating in the Dempsey Startup gives students practice in the dynamics of venture creation by developing an idea, putting together a founding team, writing a business plan, and presenting to investors. In fact, many ideas that started as a class project turned into a start-up company through the competition process! The Dempsey Startup Competition is open to undergrads and grad students at accredited colleges and universities across the Cascadia Corridor — Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia, as well as Alaska. The Dempsey Startup Competition will be held entirely online. Read about the virtual competition.
WV Collegiate Business Plan Competition at West Virginia University
The competition, entering its 21st year, gives collegiate entrepreneurs real-world experience to pitch their startups, enhance their business strategy and learn what it takes to launch a successful company. Hosted and organized by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship —which is Rice University's internationally-recognized initiative devoted to the support of entrepreneurship—and Rice Business. For the first time in competition history, the event showcased 54 student-led startups. For the second time, the event was virtual—still bringing with it the mentorship, guidance and, of course, the sought after prizes. The Rice Business Plan Competition will be hosted over four days including elevator pitches, initial round, semi-finals round and live final pitches.
Rice Business Plan Competition
The longest running organization providing all entrepreneurs in Rhode Island guidance and structure for their business venture. Participants present their idea in 90 seconds to a panel of judges and get immediate feedback - and the chance to win cash prizes. In this business planning workshop, attendees will be provided with resources and will be walked through the creation of an investor-ready business plan. During this event, attendees will learn how to define a target market and the best way to promote their product or service.
The Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition is considered the most prestigious and well-funded education business plan competition, attracting innovative ideas from around the world. The EBPC welcomes entrepreneurs with innovative ideas in education from around the world. Educational entrepreneurship ventures can address a wide range of educational issues.