Olin Cup Competition 2010-11


Executive summaries due



Competition Organizer

Washington University (St. Louis, MO) Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


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

The Olin Cup Competition is open to everyone, including Washington University students, faculty, and staff from all schools and degree programs. To qualify for funding awards however, the team must include at least one participant who is a Washington University student, alumnus, faculty, or staff member.

Important Dates

Executive summaries must be submitted by October 25, 2010. An elevator pitch competition will take place on November 18, 2010, after which the finalists will be announced. Final presentations take place on January 20, 2011.

Competition Prizes

Washington University will invest a total of $70,000 in the winning ventures, typically in awards of $50,000 and $20,000.  The investment may be in equity, debt, or other investment vehicles, and some of the award may be in kind from the Olin Cup sponsors.  In addition, a $5,000 prize will be awarded to a student on the best student-founded or student-supported venture.

Other Info

Between the elevator pitch and final presentations, each finalist team is required to submit a term sheet outlining the investment opportunity, which impacts the final awards decision.