Ohio State Business Plan Competition 2011


Registration deadline 



Competition Organizer

Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business

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

At least one Ohio State student must be a member of the venture’s startup management team. Non-students may be members of the venture’s management team and may participate in planning the venture, presenting the plan, and answering questions from the competition judges. 

Important Dates

Registration for the 2011 competition opens on October 15, 2010. The registration deadline is January 14, 2011. Final business plans are due on April 4, 2011, and competition finals take place on May 20, 2011.

Competition Prizes

1st place: $15,000 cash

2nd place: $3,000 cash

3rd place:  $2,000 cash

Winners also receive significant in-kind service packages, with values ranging from $13,000 - $84,000.

Other Info

The competition consists of 3 rounds: A Conceptual Business Case round, a Business Plan round, and the Final round.