Am I Eligible for the Competition?

The University of Miami Business Plan Competition is open to all University of Miami students in good standing during the current academic year. The competition is also open to all UM alumni (graduation date must not be older than 2005) (non-UM employees).
  • Non-degree seeking students are not eligible.
  • Students may enter as individuals or teams, but each individual may only be involved with one plan for the competition
  • Must meet competition guidelines and key dates - no exceptions
  • No University of Miami employee, whether alumna/us, student or otherwise, may be part of a team. Their participation or affiliation will automatically make the team ineligible to compete.


Each individual or team is required to submit a three to five page initial concept paper for the Business Plan Competition. The concept paper is the document used to determine which applicants will be invited to submit a full, detailed business plan for the competition. Therefore, it is important that the concept synopsis contain as much helpful and relevant information as possible, within the five page limit, to allow for a thorough evaluation of the concept. At a minimum, the following issues should be addressed in detail:

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