UW Foster School Business Plan Competition



Competition Organizer

Foster School of Business

Local US Event
Seattle, WA
Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
  • High School - Local U.S.
  • Business - Local U.S.
  • Technology - Other
Who's Eligible
  • Eligible students can form a team with non-student business community members or alumni, but there are restrictions to this involvement (see below).
  • Teams entering the University of Washington's Business Plan Competition must have at least one full-time or part-time student on the team who is enrolled in a degree seeking program at an accredited college or university in Washington state. If you graduated in Summer quarter 2011 or later, you are considered a current student in the competition.
  • The business plan must be developed during the student's tenure at the university. Students working with outside entrepreneurs must create an original business plan.
  • All submissions to the Business Plan Competition must live up to the higher ideals of the University of Washington. Your idea must be appropriate for a university-sponsored event. CIE reserves the right to disqualify any entry that in its judgment violates the letter or the spirit of the competition or exceeds the bounds of social convention.
  • Students must have an ownership stake in the business or the potential for equity or employment.
  • If the company is revenue positive, the company's actual annual revenue cannot exceed $500k. Please note this is different than the company's projected revenue. This rule does not apply to projected revenue. 
  • In the Investment Round, no more than four team members, including both students and non-students, can present the new business concept to the judges. In the Sweet Sixteen and Final Rounds of the competition, only student team members will be allowed to make presentations to the judges.
  • Only student team members are eligible to earn prize money. No payments will be made to non-students. 

    Competition Prizes

    $25,000 GRAND PRIZE