University of Rochester's Mark Ain Business Model Competition 2011


Submission deadline


Competition Organizer

University of Rochester Center for Entrepreneurship; Simon Graduate School of Business

Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible
All participants must currently be enrolled at the University of Rochester. Students from both undergraduate and graduate schools are encouraged to participate.

There will be a $50 fee per submission for teams comprised of non-undergraduates and/or non-Simon Entrepreneur Club members. 
Important Dates

Competition submissions are due on April 25, 2011. Finalists will be notified via email on May 4, 2011. Finalists will present their business models at the competition on May 11, 2011.

Competition Prizes

1st place: $10,000

2nd place: $2,500

3rd place: $1,000

"Crowd's Pick" Prize: $500

Other Info

Several business planning workshops will be held prior to the Mark Ain Business Model Competition. Workshop attendance is free and open to all members of the University and general public.