Bowling Green State University Northwest Ohio Entrepreneurship Competition 2011


Entry deadline for all three competition categories


Competition Organizer

Bowling Green State University

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
  • Business - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible
There are three categories in which individuals or teams may compete: 

Dallas-Hamilton B!G Idea Category
- For Bowling Green State University Undergraduate Students with a business idea

Ron Whitehouse Business Plan Category
- For graduating BGSU seniors and recent graduates with a plan for a business that is less than 1 year old

New Venture Category 
- For individuals or groups who intend to start a new venture within the region.
Important Dates


The entry deadline for all three categories of the Bowling Green State University Northwest Ohio Entrepreneurship Competition is February 1, 2011. Finalists from all categories will present before a judges panel at the final competition on April 8, 2011, which takes place at the Sebo Series in Entrepreneurship Event.


Competition Prizes


Dallas-Hamilton B!G Idea: Prize pool of $10,000 in scholarships

Ron Whitehouse Business Category:

  • The best overall commercially viable concept - $15,000 in seed money and $5,000 in in-kind services
  • The best-written business plan will receive $2,500 in start up money and $2,500 in in-kind services.
  • The best new product idea and best financial analysis and projection will receive $1,000 in award money, $1,000 in in-kind services.

New Venture Category:

  • The best commercially viable concept will win up to $25,000 in seed money and $5,000 in in-kind services


Other Info


The Northwest Ohio Entrepreneurship competition is the first in what promises to be a successful series of entrepreneurship competitions for BGSU.