UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition 2011


Executive summaries due



Competition Organizer

UC Berkeley Lester Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Hass School of Business

Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible
Teams of competitors; open to anyone, but at least one team member must be a current student, faculty, staff or an alumnus/a of either the University of California at Berkeley or the University of California at San Francisco. 
Important Dates

Executive summaries are due on January 26, 2011. A semi-final pitch round will take place on April 26, 2011, and all finalists will present their business plans to the judges on April 28, 2011.

Competition Prizes

In the private semi-final round, the winning team in each track will win $5,000. Second-place track winners in this round will each receive $1,000.

In the final round, the winning team in each track will receive the Grand Prize of $20,000.

A $5,000 People's Choice prize will also be awarded.

Other Info

This competition consists of an executive summary round, a business plan development period, and a semi-final round and final round that both include oral presentations. Competing teams may submit their business plan or idea to one of three tracks – IT and Web, Life Sciences,  or Products and Services.