Cornell Big Idea Competition 2011


Application submission deadline


Competition Organizer

Cornell University's Entrepreneurship@Cornell

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


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

All team members must be current Cornell undergraduate students. Entries that have secured financing or other capital arrangements for their idea in excess of $100,000 may be ineligible to compete.

Important Dates

Applications are due on December 24th, 2010. After a semi-finalist round, 12 finalists will be chosen to compete in the finals, which take place on  April 15, 2011.

Competition Prizes

Winner receives a $3,000 cash prize. 1st runner up receives $2,000, 2nd runner up receives $1,000, 3rd runner up receives $500, 4th runner up receives $250.

Other Info

The 12 Finalists will present their innovative ideas live to an audience of their peers, faculty, entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs and distinguished guests during the annual Entreprenuership@Cornell Celebration. The winners will be selected by a combination of judges and audience vote.