University of Miami Business Plan Competition
The 15th Annual University of Miami Business Plan Competition, hosted by the School of Business Administration, encourages entrepreneurship among students throughout the University of Miami. The School of Business Administration recognizes that potentially successful business ideas can come from a wide range of disciplines and may originate from an individual or from a group of individuals.
The competition has three separate tracks: (1) undergraduate student track; (2) graduate students and alumni track. The competition kicks off in the fall and entrants are invited to submit a 3-5 page concept paper. Click here to submit your paper.
Following a review of all entries, teams are selected as semifinalists and are invited to submit detailed business plans. Finalists are annnounced in the spring semester and invited to present their business plans before judges. The judges will select the top three teams in each track: (1) undergraduate; and (2) graduate and alumni to continue in the competition and pitch to a "live" audience for the Grand Finale. Over $50,000 in prize money and services will be awarded at the Grand Finale.
Past winners have included two teams that we later featured on ABC’s Shark Tank. 2007 runner up Rodolfo Saccoman (MBA ’07) presented a plan for MyTherapyJournal.com in September 2009. Omar Soliman (BBA ’04) took a spin-off of his 2004 competition winner (College Hunks Hauling Junk) called College Foxes Hauling Boxes on Shark Tank in August 2009.
Read about the 2016 winners here.
Read about the 2015 winners here.
Read about the 2014 winners here.
Read about the 2013 winners here.
Read about the 2012 winners here.
Read about the 2011 winners here.