University of Miami Business Plan Competition 2012


Concept papers due


Competition Organizer

University of Miami School of Business Administration

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

Open to all University of Miami students in good standing. Participants may enter either in the graduate track or the undergraduate track of the competition. 

Important Dates

Initial Concept papers must be submitted by November 11, 2011. All participants selected as semi-finalists must submit a full business plan by March 30, 2012. Semi-finalist presentations will take place on April 12, 2012, and finalist presentations will take place the following day. 

Competition Prizes

The undergraduate and graduate grand prize winners will each receive $10,000

2nd prize winners will each receive $5,000.

3rd prize winners will each recieve $2,500

The 4th prize undergraduate winner will receive $1,000

Cash prizes will also be awarded to the winner of the best elevator pitch and to the team with the best written business plan. 

Other Info

The competition has been designed to simulate the real world where anyone can have an idea but only those who follow through on their ideas and work through the details of starting a business will reap the rewards of success.