UNM Business Plan Competition


The UNM Business Plan Competition, held on April 11, 2014, offers students and alumni (since 2007) from UNM the opportunity to compete for a total of $75,000 in startup funds. Teams may compete in one of two tracks, Technology Ventures Track, for startups utilizing IP, and Entrepreneurial Track for generalist startups. Complete rules and regulations can be found at http://bizplan.unm.edu/pdf/technology/unm_bpc_rules_2014.pdf



Competition Organizer

University of New Mexico

Local US Event
Albuquerque, NM
Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Technology - Green
  • Technology - Other
  • Specialized Industries
  • PitchBurner
Who's Eligible

The competition is open to all University of New Mexico students enrolled in at least one course during the summer 2013, fall 2013, or spring 2014 semester and UNM alumni who have graduated after January 1, 2007. See rules and regulations for complete information at http://bizplan.unm.edu/pdf/technology/unm_bpc_rules_2014.pdf

Important Dates

Teams must submit an Intent to Present form on February 19, 2014. All forms and business plans are submitted online to Pitchburner. See rules and regs for link information at http://bizplan.unm.edu/pdf/technology/unm_bpc_rules_2014.pdf

Competition Prizes

Cash Prizes for Technology Ventures: (subject to change)
First Place: $25,000
Second Place: $20,000
Third Place: $15,000

Cash Prizes for Entrepreneurial Ventures: (subject to change)
First Place: $7,500
Second Place: $5,000
Third Place: $2,500

Other Info

Contact Libby Sanzero, Program Manager, at esanzer1@unm.edu for more information.