University of North Dakota Alerus Entrepreneurship Challenge 2011


Abstract and Intent to Compete form due


Competition Organizer

The Department of Entrepreneurship at the University of North Dakota

Local US Event
Grand Forks, ND
Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


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

Any undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at a North Dakota or neighboring state or Canadian province college or university during the 2010-2011 academic year. Teams can be comprised of one to four individuals.

Important Dates

The deadline to submit a one-page abstract as well as an Intent to Compete Form is March 16, 2011. Teams who are selected to advance must submit a full written business plan by April 8, 2011. The final business plan competition will take place on the UND campus on April 15-16, 2011.

Competition Prizes

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three teams at the Award Ceremony.  We will also award prizes for the “Best Elevator Pitch” and “Most Innovative Idea” separate from the business plan competition.

Other Info

The Alerus Entrepreneurship Challenge is the second annual state-wide/regional business plan competition.