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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

f Application: October 2014
Competition: January 2015
Undergraduate competition

Carnegie Mellon University Venture Challenge
Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA

f Application: February 28, 2015
Competition: April 5, 2015
Undergraduate competition
Great Lakes Entrepreneur's Quest
Ann Arbor, MI

Application: October 2014
Competition: December 2014

 

Hult Prize

Application: November 2014
Competition: December 2014

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

Application: TBA
Competition: April 2015
Early-stage technology commercialization competition.
Innovation Challenge
Online Competition
Application: TBA
Competition: TBA

Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition
University of Washington

 

Application: TBA
Competition: April 2015

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: November 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 5, 2014
Competition: April 8 - 10, 2015
For business plans that incorporate a social or environmental value.

Lemelson-MIT National Collegiate Student Prize Competition
MIT

Application: January 30, 2015
Competition: June 2015

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, 2014
Competition: April 2015

 

Skandalaris Business Plan Competition
Eastern Michigan University

Application: January 2015
Competition: February 2015

 

Graduate Student Business Competition
LES Licensing Foundation

Application: January 3, 2015
Competition: May 2015
Early-stage technology commercialization competition.

Business Plan Competition
Tulane University

biz plan Application: January 2015
Competition: April 2015

 

The Big Sell
Purdue University

Application: March 2015
Competition: March 2015

Retail and Innovation Challenge
Wake Forest University

Application: November 9, 2014
Competition: November 14&15, 2014

 

Cupid's Cup
University of Maryland

Application: January 5, 2015
Competition: April 22, 2015

Giants Entrepreneurship Challenge
University of North Dakota

Application: TBA
Competition: TBA

MIT Clean Energy Prize
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Application: February 2015
Competition: April 2015

NAPEC Innovation Challenge
NAPEC

Application: TBA
Competition: TBA

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: TBA
Competition: April 2015

 

Spirit of Enterprise Competition
University of Cincinnati

 

Application: TBA
Competition: TBA

 

Ivey Business Plan Competition
The Richard Ivey School of Business

Application: November 2014
Competition: January 2015
 

Cardinal Challenge
University of Louisville

 

Application: January 2, 2015
Competition: February 15-16, 2015

 

Rice Business Plan Competition
Rice University

Application: February 2015
Competition: April 16-18, 2015
 

Greenlight Business Model Competition
Michigan State University

Application: March 1, 2015
Competition: March 31, 2015

 

New Venture Championship
University of Oregon

Application: February 8, 2015
Competition: April 2-4, 2015

 

Venture Labs Investment Competition
University of Texas, Austin

Application: April 2015
Competition: May 7-9, 2015

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

 

Application: January 2015
Regional Competition: February 6, 2015
Final Competition: April 9-11, 2015

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: October 2014
Competition: November 22, 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: TBA
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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