EPIIC Business Plan Competition 2011


Entry submission deadline



Competition Organizer

University of Colorado Colorado Springs El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - All U.S.
  • Undergraduate - All U.S.
  • Specialized Industries
Who's Eligible

Each team must represent a U.S. based university, college, community college, or technical institute. 50% of the members on each team must be currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students. All entries must be business plans for scalable ventures in the sports industry, which includes 16 categories that can be viewed on the competition's website.

Important Dates

All entries must be submitted online by September 15, 2011. Those teams selected as semi-finalists must submit a business plan by October 14, 2011. Finalists will present to the judges on October 21, 2011.

Competition Prizes

First place: $20,000 cash award

Second place: $10,000 cash award

Third place: $3,500 cash award

Fourth place: $1,500 cash award

Other Info

This business plan competition is unique because it challenges students to create sports-themed and sports-related businesses.