Ohio State University Business Plan Competition 2012


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

Open to undergraduate and graduate students. At least one Ohio State student must be a member of the venture's startup management team. The competition is for new, independent ventures in the seed, start-up, or early growth stages. 

Important Dates

The deadline to register for the competition is January 15, 2012. Conceptual business cases are also due at this time. Those teams who advance past round 1 must submit final business plans by April 2, 2012. Finalists will be announced on April 23, 2012. Competition finals will take place on May 17 & 18, 2012, and the winners will be announced on the 18th at the Awards Reception.

Competition Prizes

1st place: $15,000

2nd place: $3,000

3rd place: $2,000

Additional in-kind prizes ranging from $11,000 to $70,000 will also be awarded to the winners. 

Undergraduate Track prizes: 

1st place: $5,000

2nd place: $3,000

3rd place: $2,000

Other Info

A Social Innovation Award will also be given out that provides a $3,000 cash prize to the team that best presents an idea for a product or service that addresses any significant social issue.