Idea State U Business Concept and Business Plan Competition 2010


Competition Organizer

Department of Commercialization and Innovation and Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development

Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible
Student teams have to be selected by their university to participate in the state competition. All eight Kentucky State Universities participate in the competition.

Important Dates

Intent to Compete Letters are due by February 12, 2010. Oral presentations take place in Lexington, Kentucky on April 17, 2010, after which winners are announced.

Competition Prizes

Cash prizes in the competition are scaled to provide larger rewards for business concepts and business plans that are judged as being the most complete and ready for the real world marketplace. Prizes will be based on a $100,000 prize pool, and will be divided among 4 tracks: Graduate Business plans, Undergraduate Business Plans, Graduate Business Concepts, and Undergraduate Concepts.

Other Info

Teams must participate in all three events (written presentation, elevator pitch/table-top exhibition, and oral presentation) to qualify for prizes and awards.