Thursday, January 12, 2012 myBiz Blog

SGEC is a global business plan challenge hosted by the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School. It is more than just a competition; based on the quality of an initial one-page business plan, applicants will receive mentorship and guidance from the University of Oxford’s business students and alumni to help grow their ideas into practical 10-page business plans. These business plans will be entered into a final competition where winners will be selected from six global regions.


Applicants are eligible for the following benefits:

  • Mentorship from the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School
  • Access/Membership to one of the leading student-entrepreneurship groups
  • Cash Prize and opportunity to present ideas at an Oxford University event
  • Eligibility for Saïd Business School Venture Fund financing (separate competition): see for more information.


The Challenge includes three rounds of review.

Round 1:
January 15th, 2012: SGEC kickoff - online application system is available
January 30th, 2012: Deadline for teams to submit a 1-page business plan
February 16th, 2012: Applicants are notified of application status

Round 2:

Teams develop 10-page business plans with mentorship from the University of Oxford’s business network.
April 15th, 2012: Regional winners announced

Round 3:

Regional winners may choose to take part in the Saïd Business School Venture Fund competition, with the possibility of pitching to VC investors.

May 30th, 2012: Global SGEC winner(s) announced

See all the details at

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