University of Iowa's Merle Volding Business Plan Competition 2011


Intent to compete forms due


Competition Organizer

John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC) at The University of Iowa

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible
The business plan competition is open to current full time or part time undergraduate or graduate students at the University of Iowa. 
Important Dates

Intent to Compete forms are due on April 6, 2011. All competitors must submit full business plans on April 21, 2011. Finalists will be announced on April 25, 2011, and will present their business plans to the judges on April 28, 2011.

Competition Prizes

$25,000 in seed grants were awarded to the top business plans.

Other Info

Business plans will be judged based on a) Content of Plan and b) Viability of Plan.