Programs & Funds

InterCollegiate Competitions

Intercollegiate competitions put Michigan students up against students from other universities in the U.S. and abroad. It is an excellent opportunity for students to refine their plans, expand their networks, receive funding, and learn about their business venture from another perspective. Students are responsible for verifying competition dates, deliverables and eligibility.

Intercollegiate competitions

 

Open Application Competitions

The Institute does not reimburse for travel expenses to these competitions

 

QUEENS' ENTREPRENEURS' COMPETITION

Queens University, Toronto, Ontario

Undergraduate competition

Application: October 2016

Competition: January 2017

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CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSTIY VENTURE CHALLENGE

Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA

Undergraduate competition

Application: February 2016

Competition: April 2017

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HULT PRIZE

Application: November 2016

Competition: December 2016

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IDEA TO PRODUCT COMPETITION

University of Texas, Austin, TX; KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Early -stage technology commercialization competition

Competition: April 2017

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INNOVATION CHALLENGE

Online Competition

Application: TBA

Competition: TBA

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SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION

Mentor Capital Network

For businessess plans that incorporate a social, environmental, and/or cultural mission

Application: August 2016

Competition: October 2017

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ULTRA LIGHT STARTUPS

New York & Boston

Focus on energy and software startups

Application: Ongoing

Competition: Ongoing

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GLOBAL SOCIAL VENTURE COMPETITION

University of California - Berkeley

For business plans that incorporate a social or environmental value

Application: December 2016

Competition: April 2017

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LEMELSON-MIT NATIONAL COLLEGIATE STUDENT PRIZE COMPETITION

Queens University, Toronto, Ontario

Application: September 2016

Competition: June 2017

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RETAIL & HEALTH INNOVATION CHALLENGE

Wake Forest University 

Application: October 2016

Competition: November 2016

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GRADUATE STUDENT BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION

LES Licensing Foundation

Early-stage technology commercialization Competition

Application: January 2017

Competition: May 2017

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TULANE BUSINESS MODEL COMPETITION

New Orleans, LA

Application: January 2017

Competition: April 2017

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THE BIG SELL

Purdue University - Merrillville, IN

Application: March 2017

Competition: April 2017

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CUPID'S CUP

University of Maryland

Application: January 2017

Competition: April 2017

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MIT CLEAN ENERGY PRIZE

MIT

Application: February 2017

Competition: April 2016

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Invitation Only Competitions

Round 2 Michigan Business Challenge teams are eligible to compete in these competitions and will be notified of their assigned competitions in mid-December. Teams are responsible for meeting all deadlines and requirements. Current U-M students will receive financial support for competition travel expenses.

 

CARDINAL CHALLENGE

University of Louisville

Application: January 2017

Competition: April 2017

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RICE BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION

Rice University

Application: February 2017

Competition: April 2017

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Greenlight Business Model Competition

Michigan State University

Application: March 2017

Competition: March 2017

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New Venture Championship

University of Oregon

Application: February 2017

Competition: April 2017

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Venture Labs Investment Competition

University of Texas, Austin

Application: April 2017

Competition: May 2017

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Venture Capital Investment Competition

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

The student team representing the University of Michigan will be coordinated by the Entrepreneur & Venture Club and the Zell Lurie Institute.

Application: January 2017

Regional Competition: February 2017

Final Competition: April 2017

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