Johns Hopkins University Business Plan Competition 2012


1st round executive summaries are due


Competition Organizer

Johns Hopkins University's Center for Leadership Education

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


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

Each team must have at least one member who is a full or part time student at Johns Hopkins University. Students may either enter as individuals or teams.

Business plans may be submitted in either the General Business Category or the Life Sciences Category. 

Important Dates

1st round executive summaries must be submitted on March 16, 2012. The top eight teams in each of the two categories will be announced as finalists on March 30, 2012, and will submit  full business plans by April 13, 2012. The finalists will present their business plans to the judges as well as a public audience on April 27, 2012 at Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus. 

Competition Prizes

The 2012 prize package has not been announced yet. Last year's competition offered a prize pool totaling over $36,000

Other Info

Each 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.