UC Spirit of Enterprise Business Plan Competition 2012


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 - All U.S.
Who's Eligible

At least one graduate student must be a member of each management team. The business plan must be prepared under faculty supervision. One team from each participating university or college is eligible to compete. 

Ventures must be in the seed, start-up, or early stage.

Important Dates

Intent to Compete forms must be submitted from participating schools by December 16, 2011. Final business plans are due on January 27, 2011. The final Graduate Business Plan Competition will take place on February 24, 2011.

Competition Prizes

Grand Prize: $10,000

1st runner up: $3,000

2nd runner up: $2,000

3rd runner up: $1,000

Best Technology Plan Award: $1,000

Winner of Taxi/Limo Competition: $1,000

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.