TiECon Midwest Business Plan Competition 2010


Executive summaries due 



Competition Organizer

The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE)

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Competition Category
  • Business - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible
The principal business operation must be located within Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania or Wisconsin.  Entries must be either a new business or business idea or an early stage company.
Important Dates

Executive summaries must be submitted by October 11, 2010. Final presentations by the top 5 teams will take place on October 28, 2010. Winners will be announced following the presentations.

Competition Prizes

The top 5 business plans will be presented to the judges in the final round who will include Venture Capitalists, Investment Bankers and TiE Charter Members. The prizes comprising of in-kind business services (such as marketing, business coaching, legal, accounting) will be awarded to the 3 winning teams.

In addition:

  • The top 3 winners will have the opportunity to present his/her business at the awards ceremony on day 1 to the entire audience which includes serious investors and leading VC companies.
  • The 5 finalists will be awarded a certificate of recognition.
  • The winners will be featured in TiE media releases including the TiE-Detroit website.
  • The winners will have publicity at select TiE events
  • Business Coaching and mentorship for an extended period

Other Info

TiE envisions the business plan competition to act as a platform for aspiring entrepreneurs, including both seasoned professionals and students, to turn great ideas and dreams into high quality business plans and eventually into successful businesses.