Milken-PennGSE Business Plan Competition 2011


Applications and executive summaries due


Competition Organizer

University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education and the Milken Family Foundation

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


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

Any individual 18 or older who is NOT a University of Pennsylvania or Graduate School Education staff member, administrator, or other employee.

Organizations entering the competition must not have raised more than $250,000 in revenue.  
This competition encourages applications in every conceivable educational setting – from early childhood through corporate/adult training, in settings and contexts anywhere in the world. Submissions can address issues of curriculum, instruction, educator professional development, assessment and evaluation, collaborations, learning design, technological innovations, learning/school support tools, and more.
Important Dates

Applications and executive summaries are due on December 10, 2010 (extended). Semi-finalists must submit full business plans by March 15, 2011. Finalists will be selected in April and invited to present their business plans to a panel of judges at the competition finals on June 9, 2011.

Competition Prizes

First prize is $25,000. Second prize is $15,000.

Other Info

In evaluating business plan submissions, the judges will consider the importance of the educational problem, the creativity and feasibility of the proposed solution, and the potential for widespread impact.