University of Delaware "Hen Hatch" Business Plan Competition 2012


Business concepts due


Competition Organizer

University of Delaware Entrepreneurial Studies Program

Local US Event
Newark, DE
Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


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

Open to teams that have at least one current University of Delaware student, alumnus, faculty member or staff member. Only the team members with a University of Delaware affiliation may present during the semi-final and final rounds of competition. 

There are two tracks that teams can choose to compete in: A student track for teams with only student members, and an alumni, faculty and staff track. 

Important Dates

The deadline to submit business concepts is January 15, 2012. Finalists will be selected on March 16 2012, following semi-final presentations. Finalists will each present their business plans during the final round of presentations at the 2012 President's Forum on Innovation & Entrepreneurship on April 19, 2012

Competition Prizes

Cash and in-kind prizes totaling over $40,000 will be awarded. 

Other Info

This business plan competition consists of three rounds. The first round is a  preliminary round in which participants submit a 3-5 page business concept. 10 student teams and 10 alumni/faculty teams will advance to the semifinal round and present their plans to a panel of judges. The three top teams in each track will advance to the final round to pitch to another judging panel before the winners are chosen.