Southern Methodist University Business Plan Competition 2011


Competition Organizer

Southern Methodist University's Cox School of Business

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


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

The competition is open to all SMU full and part-time students enrolled in the university during the current academic year.  The management/founding team must consist of at least one Cox graduate student and SMU students must compose at least 50% of the team.

Important Dates

Executive summaries are due on December 3, 2010. Finalists must submit full business plans by January 21, 2011. The final competition will take place at the Cox School on Feburary 11, 2011.

Competition Prizes

During last years competition, cash and in-kind sponsorships exceeded $60,000. Prize amounts for this year's competition have not yet been announced.

Other Info

All teams that submit an executive summary are eligible to compete in the elevator pitch competition on February 3 for a $1,000 cash prize.