The goal of the Purdue University's Burton D. Morgan Business Plan Competition is to provide an opportunity for Purdue students to learn about entrepreneurship through the development and presentation of a business idea to a panel of judges.
Participants in the competition will have an opportunity to define their ideas in commercial terms and to compete for substantial cash prizes that could be used to further the commercialization of their inventions.
- Local US Event
- West Lafayette, IN
- Submission Date
- Awards Date
- Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)
- Competition Category
- Graduate - Local U.S.
- Undergraduate - Local U.S.
- Business - Local U.S.
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Technology - Other
- Who's Eligible
All West Lafayette Purdue students are eligible to participate in the competition. Non-students such as Purdue alumni, faculty, staff, and local residents can also be team members (if they can demonstrate a connection to Purdue University), but currently enrolled Purdue students must make the final presentations to the judges. If any team violates the language, spirit or intent of this rule, the team may be disqualified and any prize money forfeited based on the sole discretion of the organizers, who shall be held harmless due to such actions.
Teams that placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in a previous Burton D. Morgan Business Plan Competition are not eligible to enter the competition. Teams in the Burton D. Morgan Business Plan Competition are allowed to submit only one business plan per year and that students may not be a member of more than one team.
- Competition Prizes
Place Gold Division Black Division 1st $30,000 $20,000 2nd $15,000 $10,000 3rd $7,500 $5,000 4th $3,750 $2,500 5th $3,750 $2,500 Subtotals $60,000 $40,000