Competitions List & Database

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Name Categories State Year Entry Deadline Finals Date Grand Prize Total Prizes Investment or Loan Prizes
DEW Startup Pitch & Competition 2015 12-17-2014 02-12-2015 $25,000 $74,000 N/A
Global Student Business Plan Competition TX 2014 02-07-2014 03-19-2014 $5,000 $10,000 N/A
2014 FAU Business Plan Competition FL 2014 02-16-2014 04-11-2014 $55,000 N/A N/A
American Dream Seekers FL 2014 08-01-2014 N/A $5,000 $5,000 N/A
NAPEC Innovation Challenge 2014 NY 2014 03-21-2014 04-12-2014 $10,000 $20,000 N/A
The Next Play Venture Pitch Tournament NC 2014 03-30-2014 04-12-2014 $8,000 $28,000 N/A
2014 Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit Business Plan Competition CA 2014 05-30-2014 06-25-2014 $10,000 $10,000 N/A
2014 MIT-CHIEF Business Plan Contest MA 2014 07-25-2014 11-15-2014 $10,000 $20,000 N/A
Central Nebraska Business Idea Contest NE 2014 10-27-2014 N/A $1,000 $1,750 N/A
Philips Innovation Fellows Competition 2014 MA 2014 08-22-2014 10-31-2014 N/A N/A N/A
2013 FAU Business Plan Compeition FL 2013 02-17-2013 04-11-2013 N/A $150,000 N/A
2013 Rice Business Plan Competition TX 2013 02-18-2013 04-13-2013 N/A $1,250,000 N/A
TiE International Business Plan Competition TX 2013 10-15-2012 01-29-2013 N/A N/A N/A
Y.E.S. for Arkansas AK 2013 09-28-2012 N/A N/A $21,500 N/A
Novex Challenge 2013 2013 10-31-2012 N/A $2,500 $2,500 N/A
Duke Start-up Challenge NC 2013 01-31-2013 N/A N/A $50,000 N/A
TowsonGlobal Business Plan Competition MD 2013 02-08-2013 02-20-2013 $5,000 $7,500 N/A
Women in Business Challenge 2013 2013 04-30-2013 09-01-2013 N/A N/A N/A
Oh-Penn for Business College Business Plan Competition 2013 PA 2013 02-06-2013 04-20-2013 N/A $5,000 N/A
D-Prize CA 2013 04-30-2013 06-01-2013 $20,000 $150,000 N/A


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