UC Irvine Business Plan Competition at the Paul Merage School of Business 2011


Registration deadline



Competition Organizer

University of California at Irving, The Paul Merage School of Business, The Don Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


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

Open to graduate and undergraduate students. Teams must have at least three members: at least two members must be registered UC Irvine students, and at least one member must be a student in one of the Paul Merage School’s degree programs. 

Non-students may participate as auxiliary members of the team 
Important Dates

Online registration deadline is January 7, 2011. All semi-finalists must submit full business plans on April 18, 2011. The final presentations and awards ceremony will take place on May 20, 2011.

Competition Prizes

Overall Competition: 1st place - $15,000; 2nd place - $7,500; 3rd place - $2,500

Undergraduate Competition: 1st place: $2,500; 2nd place - $1,500; 3rd place - $1,000

Vator.tv People's Choice Award: $1,500

Other Info


The teams placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd, and two “wild card” teams, will automatically be invited to the Tech Coast Angels Seed Financing Invitational. All five teams invited to the Invitational will have the opportunity to be assigned a Tech Coast Angel executive as a coach and be screened by the Tech Coast Angel membership for up to $1,000,000 in seed financing.

The people's choice poll is based on the submission of 2 minute elevator pitches, when then get voted on by the public.