University of Maryland $75k Business Plan Competition 2011


Executive summaries due


Competition Organizer

Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute

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

All full-time undergraduate and graduate students registered for the current semester at the University of Maryland, College Park. Team members may include people unaffiliated with the University of Maryland provided that at least one of the principal contestants on the team is otherwise eligible.

Important Dates

Executive summaries are due on February 27, 2011. Full written business plans must be submitted by March 27, 2011. Finals will take place on May 6, 2011, on the campus of University of Maryland College Park.

Competition Prizes

$75,000 in prize money will be awarded to the high technology, biotechnology, undergraduate, and social impact winners.

In addition, the high technology and biotechnology winners earn automatic eligibility for the DFJ - Cisco Global Business Plan Competition.

Other Info

Several business planning and writing workshops will be held for competitors prior to this year's executive summary deadline.