Be The Solution BPC


The Be the Solution Business Plan Competition promotes innovation and entrepreneurship in the behavioral and social sciences by offering students prizes for the best new venture plans. The competition emphasizes learning through workshops, coaching and the experience of pitching a business to an expert panel of judges.


Competition Organizer

University of Maryland

Local US Event
College Park, MD
Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
  • High School - Local U.S.
  • Business - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible
  • The contest is open to all current UMD students, however each team must have at least 1 member who is a current student at the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Teams must have two or more members. All participants must be current students enrolled in a degree-seeking program at the University of Maryland, College Park
  • Students can be enrolled part-time, full-time, and at any degree level (undergraduate through PhD) 
Competition Prizes

First Prize: $2,500

Second Prize: $1,500

Audience Choice: $250

Best Elevator Pitch: $250