Johns Hopkins University Business Plan Competition 2011


Executive summaries and entry forms due


Competition Organizer

Johns Hopkins University's W.P. Carey Program in Entrepreneurship and Management

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


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

At least one team member has to be an enrolled student (either full-time or part-time) in one of the academic divisions at Johns Hopkins University.

Business plans may be submitted to only one of the following categories:
-General Business
-Life Sciences (includes Biotechnology and Medical Devices)
Important Dates

Round 1 executive summaries and entry forms are due on March 4, 2011. The top 12 teams in each category will be asked to submit a written business plan by April 8, 2011. After review of the plans, the top 8 teams in each category will present their business plans to the judges at the final round of competition on April 28, 2011. Winners will be announced following the presentations.

Competition Prizes

The 2011 competition prize package will be announced soon. Last year's competition had a prize pool of $32,500.

Other Info

Each finalist team gives a refined seven-minute presentation followed by eight minutes of questions from a panel of judges compromised of venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and alumni. All the business plans in each category are then reviewed and scored by a panel of three to five judges.