Pacific Lutheran University Business Plan Competition 2011


Intent to Compete Forms due


Competition Organizer

Pacific Lutheran University's School of Business

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible
At least one member of the venture’s startup management team must be an alumnus or current student at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. Business Plans can be for both profit and not-for profit ventures.
Important Dates

Intent to Compete forms are due on April 11, 2011. Teams must submit an executive summary on April 16, 2011, and a written business plan on April 25, 2011. The final business plan competition will take place on April 30, 2011.

Competition Prizes

The winning team will receive a $7,500 cash prize, an exhibit table at the Tacoma Business Expo, and the opportunity to present their business plan as a special guest in the PLU MBA State Farm Executive Leadership Series. There are also awards for the 2nd and 3rd place teams.

Other Info

The quality of the business concept, the organizational vision, and the clarity and persuasiveness of the written plan and oral presentation all influence the judges’ decisions.  Ultimately, the winning team will be the team in which the judges would most likely invest their money.