UC Spirit of Enterprise Business Plan Competition 2011


Intent to Compete forms due



Competition Organizer

University of Cincinnati Center for Entrepreneurship Education & Research

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


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

At least one graduate student must be a member of the venture's start-up management team. The competition is for new, independent ventures in the seed, start-up, or early growth stages. 

Important Dates

Intent to Compete forms must be submitted by December 17, 2010. Final business plans are due on January 28, 2011. The final round of competition takes place on February 25, 2011.

Competition Prizes

Awards for this year's competition will feature cash prizes totaling $20,000, with first place being the $10,000 Cincom Spirit of Enterprise Champion Prize and an automatic bid to the 2011 MOOT CORP® Competition. Other cash prizes will be allotted to the second and third place recipients of the Finalist Round, first place in the UC Taxi/Limo Competition, and the winner of the Best Technology Plan.

Other Info

The UC Taxi/Limo Competition, will give teams a ten minute limo ride mirroring a chance encounter with a potential angel investor. Cash prizes will be awarded to those teams who convince him/her of their business plan viability - before the ride comes to a halt.