University of Illinois Concept2Venture Competition 2010


Registration deadline


Competition Organizer

UIC's College of Business Administration and the Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies

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
The competition is for student created, managed, and owned ventures. All University of Illinois-Chicago students are eligible to compete; non-students may be members of the venture's management team and may participate in planning the venture. 

Both a graduate and an undergraduate division will be offered in this competition. 
Important Dates

Registration deadline is October 25, 2010. Teams must submit their business plans electronically by December 6, 2010. The final event will be held on December 14, 2010.

Competition Prizes

Undergraduate and Graduate Grand Prize winners receive $5,000 each. Second place teams in each division receive $2,000. $1,000 awards will be given out for the Best Elevator Pitch, Sustainability Award, Best Non-CBA, and Social Venture Award.

Other Info

Three optional workshops on creating a business and writing a business plan will be offered prior to the registration deadline of the competition. Also, three optional mentoring sessions will be offered for contestants prior to the deadline for the submission of business plans.