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Michigan Business Challenge - 2013 Intercollegiate Competitions

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Intercollegiate competitions put Michigan students up against students from other universities in the U.S. and abroad. It is an excellent opportunity for students to refine their plans, expand their networks, receive funding, and learn about their business venture from another perspective. Students are responsible for verifying competition dates, deliverables and eligibility.

Open Application Competitions
The Institute does not reimburse for travel expenses to these competitions.
Michigan Collegiate Innovation Prize
Ann Arbor, MI
vv Application: September 2014
Competition: February 2015

 

Queens' Entrepreneurs' Competition
Queens University, Toronto, Ontario
Undergraduate competition

f Application: October 25, 2013
Competition: January 16 - 18, 2014

Great Lakes Entrepreneur's Quest
Ann Arbor, MI

Application: October 2013
Competition: December 2013

 

Hult Prize

Application: TBA
Competition: TBA

Idea to Product Competition
University of Texas, Austin and KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Application: October 2013
Competition: November 2013
Early-stage technology commercialization competition.

Innovation Challenge
Online Competition
Application: Through October 2013
Competition: October-December, 2013

Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition
University of Washington

 

Application: November 2013
Competition: Feb-March 2014

For plans focused on alleviating poverty and improving the quality of life in the developing world.

Socially Responsible Business Plan Competition
William James Foundation

Application: Novebmer 2013
Competition: April 2014
For business plans that incorporate a social or environmental value.

Ultra Light Startups
New York & Boston

Application: Ongoing
Competition: Ongoing

Focus on energy and software startups

Global Social Venture Competition
University of California - Berkeley

Application: December 2013
Competition: April 2014
For business plans that incorporate a social or environmental value.

Lemelson-MIT National Collegiate Student Prize Competition
MIT

Application: December 2013
Competition: June 2014

Accepting applications realted to Healthcare ('Cure It') and Consumer Devices or Tools ('Use It') categories this year.

 

NYC Next Idea: Global New Venture Competition
Columbia University & NYC Economic Development Corporation

Application: November 11, 2013
Competition: Spring 2014

 

Skandalaris Business Plan Competition
Eastern Michigan University

Application: December 2013
Competition: February 2014

 

Graduate Student Business Competition
LES Licensing Foundation

Application: January 3, 2014
Competition: March 24-25, 2014
Early-stage technology commercialization competition.

Business Plan Competition
Tulane University

biz plan Application: January 2014
Competition: April 2014

 

The Big Sell
Purdue University

Application: March 1, 2014
Competition: March 29, 2014

The Elevator Competition
Wake Forest University

Application: January 2014
Competition: March 2014

The first place winner of this competition advances to the Venture Labs Investment Competition.

Cupid's Cup
University of Maryland

Application: January 2014
Competition: April 2014

Giants Entrepreneurship Challenge
University of North Dakota

Application: February 2014
Competition: April 2014

MIT Clean Energy Prize
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Application: February 2014
Competition: March 2014

NAPEC Innovation Challenge
NAPEC

Application: April 1, 2014
Competition: April 18, 2014

Dell Social Innovation Competition
University of Texas, Austin

Application: February 2014
Competition: May 2014
Competition for business plans that incorporate a social or environmental value.

Tony Brower Innovation Exposition
Online Business Plan Competition
ace Application: February 2014
Competition: March 2014

 

Invitation Only Competitions
Round 2 Michigan Business Challenge teams are eligible to compete in these competitions and will be notified of their assigned competitions in mid-December. Teams are responsible
for meeting all deadlines and requirements. Current U-M students will receive financial support for competition travel expenses.

Sports and Outdoor Business Competition
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

 

Application: March 17, 2014
Competition: April 24 & 25, 2014

 

Spirit of Enterprise Competition
University of Cincinnati

 

Application: November 2013
Competition: February 20-21, 2014

 

Ivey Business Plan Competition
The Richard Ivey School of Business

Application: November 2013
Competition: January 24-25, 2014
 

Stuart Clark Venture Challenge
University of Manitoba

Application: January 2014
Competition: March 2014

 

Nebraska Innovation Competition
University of Nebraska

Application: January 2014
Competition: March 2014

 

Cardinal Challenge
University of Louisville

 

Application: January 2014
Competition: February 14-15,2014

 

Rice Business Plan Competition
Rice University

Application: February 2014
Competition: April 10-12, 2014
 

Greenlight Business Model Competition
Michigan State University

Application: March 14, 2014
Competition: March 26, 2014

 

New Venture Championship
University of Oregon

Application: February 2014
Competition: April 3-5, 2014

 

Venture Labs Investment Competition
University of Texas, Austin

Application: April 2014
Competition: May 1-3, 2014

Venture Capital Investment Competition
Babson College
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

 

Application: December 2013
Regional Competition: February 21, 2014
Final Competition: April 10-12, 2014

The student team representing the University of Michigan will be coordinated by the Entrepreneur & Venture Club and the Zell Lurie Institute.

Undergraduate Venture Capital Investment Competition
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

 

Application:
Competition: November 16, 2014

The student team representing the University of Michigan will be coordinated by the Zell Lurie Institute.

Sustainable Venture Capital Investment Competition
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Application: tba
Competition: February 14, 2014
Focused on social return on investment. The student team representing the University of Michigan will be coordinated by the Zell Lurie Institute.

Traditional case competitions for the Ross School of Business are coordinated through the Office of Student Life.



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