Baruch College Invitational Entrepreneurship Competition 2011


Concept papers due


Competition Organizer

Baruch College Zicklin School of Business

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
  • Social Entrepreneurship
Who's Eligible
Qualified teams must have at least two eligible student members. Eligible students include current matriculated students in good academic standing at the junior, senior, master's, or doctoral levels in any discipline at Baruch College or any of the invited colleges.

Invited colleges comprise all CUNY senior colleges, Columbia University, Cooper Union, Fashion Institute of Technology, Fordham University, Manhattan College, Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy, New York Institute of Technology, New York University, Pace University, Parsons The New School for Design, School of Visual Arts, Yeshiva University.
Important Dates

Concept papers are due on October 14, 2010. Competitors must make a two minute pitch to the judges on May 3, 2011. On May 9, 2011, callbacks will be issued and teams will have a final interview with the judges. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on May 26, 2011.

Competition Prizes

In each track: 1st place: $10,000, 2nd place: $5,000, 3rd place: $2,500.

In addition, a total of $40,000 in seed money may be allocated to the businesses of one or more of the top three teams in each track, based on plan viability and team readiness to launch.

Other Info

Concept submissions for new ventures must be in one of two tracks: Traditional Entrepreneurship, with a focus on profit making, or Social Entrepreneurship, with a focus on providing social benefit.