George Washington University Business Plan Competition 2011


Online entries and executive summaries due


Competition Organizer

George Washington University Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence

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

The competition is open to individuals or teams of up to four people.  At least 50% of the members of each team must be either George Washington University alumni, currently-enrolled GW students, or GW faculty.  At least one member of the team must be a currently enrolled GW student. The business must not be more than 2 years old and must have gross sales of less than $200,000.

Important Dates

Online entries and executive summaries are due on January 31, 2011. Written business plans must be submitted by March 21, 2011. Semi-Finalist and Finalist oral presentations will take place on April 14 & 15, 2011 respectively.

Competition Prizes
  • 1st place: $25,000
  • 2nd place: $10,000
  • 3rd place: $4,000
  • 4th place: $1,000
  • Best undergraduate team: $10,000
Other Info

In addition to the $25,000 in prize money, the 1st Place Team will receive a "Custom Lab" by iStrategyLabs which will include social media marketing strategy and training, an open innovation session, and entrepreneurial lessons learned.