Competition Suspended for 2016

Due to budgetary constraints, the Burrill Business Plan Competition is being suspended. The initiative and financial support needed to continue to provide this high quality, learning experience for entrepreneurial students is being evaluated as part of a campus-wide review of programs.

WSB remains committed to teaching, research, and service pertaining to entrepreneurial management and enterprise development and will continue to focus on our fully-funded entrepreneurial programs such as the Business and Entrepreneurship Clinic, Wisconsin Entrepreneurship Bootcamp (WEB), and Wisconsin Entrepreneurship Showcase.

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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