8th Continent Business Plan Competition 2011


Entry deadline



Competition Organizer

The Colorado School of Mines’ 8th Continent Project

Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - All U.S.
  • Undergraduate - All U.S.
Who's Eligible
University students. While undergraduate students are welcome to participate, this competition is geared mostly toward graduate students, and at least one graduate student must be part of every team. 
Important Dates

Entries must be submitted via YouNoodle by March 1, 2011. The final round of competition will be held on April 8-9, 2011 on the campus of the Colorado School of Mines.

Competition Prizes

$40,000 in prizes will be awarded including cash and in-kind services, as well as a ride in zero-gravity.

Other Info

The 8th Continent Business  Plan Competition is unique because it encourages students of many disciplines – business, engineering, and science – to collaborate on one project. The focus of the competition is on space-derived technologies and how they can be applied to products and services here on Earth, which also makes it one-of-a-kind.