Unleashing Ideas

The G. Steven Burrill Business Plan Competition is an exciting opportunity for students to develop and present business plans for new and emerging ventures! Students compete for more than $50,000 in cash awards and services.

2015 Awards!

A record number of teams and students competed for a record number of prizes on Friday, May 1, 2015 in the 18th annual Burrill Business Plan Competition!

Students from 50 majors across campus presented a variety of venture ideas.

AccountingArtBiochemistryBiologyBiomedical EngineeringBrand ManagementBusinessChemical EngineeringChemistryCivil EngineeringComputer EngineeringComputer ScienceContinuing EducationCorporate FinanceCurriculum and InstructionEarly Childhood ESL Teach Education ProgramEconomicsElectrical and Computer EngineeringElectrical EngineeringEngineering MechanicsEntrepreneurshipEnvironment and ResourcesEnvironmental StudiesFinanceFinance Investment and BankingGeography GISHuman ResourcesIndustrial EngineeringInternational BusinessInternational StudiesLawManagement and Human ResourcesManufacturing Systems EngineeringMarketingMaterial ScienceMathMechanical EngineeringMedia DesignMusic PerformanceNuclear EngineeringOperations and Technology ManagementPhilosophyPhysicsPolitical ScienceReal EstateStrategic CommunicationsUnknownWildlife Ecology

Award winners from this year's program included:

Honorable mentions ($250/each)

  • Serving Earth LLC
  • VitaCycle
  • Boxable
  • Speakamos

WCEPS Prize ($3,000) – Breathe for Change

Student Business Incubator memberships – all finalists!

Perkins Coie LLP Innovative Minds Awards

  • LifeMap ($1,500)
  • Tixora ($2,500)
  • ITR Medical ($7,000)

Finalists - runners up ($500/each)

  • Enso Cloud Clinic
  • Rally Energy
  • Zuntik
  • Re

Burrill top prizes

  • Entolution ($1,000)
  • LifeMap ($4,000)
  • ITR Medical ($7,000)
  • Tixora ($10,000)

Ways to Get Involved


  • Judge student entries in the competition.
  • Provide in-kind and financial support for the event and winners.
  • Volunteer as a mentor for student ventures.
  • Students: enter as a competitor or volunteer with the Burrill Competition.

If you are interested in contributing your time or talent to the G. Steven Burrill Business Plan Competition or have other questions about the event, please contact us for more information.

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