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The 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 separate tracks for undergraduate students, graduate students and alumni. The competition kicks off in the fall and entrants are invited to submit a 3-5 page concept paper. Following a review of all entries, teams are selected as semifinalists and are invited to submit detailed business plans. Finalists are then annnounced and invited to present their business plans before the judges in the spring and awarded over $50,000 in prize money and services.

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 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.

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