Wharton Business Plan Competition 2011


Phase II deadline - business overviews due



Competition Organizer

University of Pennsylvania's Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs

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

Any team with at least one active member who is a degree-candidate student of the University of Pennsylvania.An existing business is only eligible if it has received less than $25,000 in funding and has earned less than $100,000 in gross revenue.

Important Dates

Business overviews must be submitted by all teams by January 28, 2011. The top 25 teams will submit a full business plan on March 18, 2011. The final phase of the business plan competition is the Venture Finals stage, where finalist presentations will take place. The date of the Venture finals will be announced soon.

Competition Prizes

Grand Prize: $30,000 cash prize, plus $15,000 worth of in-kind services

2nd place: $15,000 cash prize, plus $15,000 worth of in-kind services

3rd place: $10,000 cash prize, plus $15,000 worth of in-kind services

A $3,000 "People's Choice" Award and a $10,000 "Best Undergraduate Plan" Award will also be given out.

Other Info

The Wharton Business Plan Competition is a comprehensive, 7-month platform to help entrepreneurs and their teams launch their new business ideas. The WBPC is structured in four stages to help teams develop their plans in both a collaborative and competitive environment.