Burton D. Morgan Business Plan Competition 2011


Registration deadline



Competition Organizer

Purdue University's Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible

All currently enrolled West Lafayette Purdue students. Non-students such as Purdue alumni, faculty, staff, and local residents can also be team members, but only enrolled Purdue students can make the final presentations. 

Important Dates

Registration deadline is October 29, 2010. Business plans must be submitted by semi-finalists by January 19, 2011. The final competition takes place on February 22, 2011 in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Competition Prizes

In the Gold Division, cash prizes range from $30,000 for first place to $3,750 for fifth place. In the Black Division, cash prizes range from $20,000 for first place to $2,500 for fifth place.

In addition to the cash prizes, Ice Miller LLP will provide free legal and consulting services to the top three finishers in the Gold Division.

Other Info

Registered teams must choose one division to compete in: Gold or Black.

“Gold” or open division teams comprise Purdue undergraduate students, graduate students or a combination of both. Off-campus personnel may also be included, but cannot make up more than 50% of the team.

“Black” or undergraduate division teams must be wholly made up of currently enrolled Purdue undergraduate students.