The New York Times lists the G. Steven Burrill Business Plan Competition among top campus competitions.
Originally called the UW TEC Prize, the competition began in 1998. The Burrill Competition is an exciting opportunity for UW–Madison students to develop and present business plans for new and emerging ventures! Students compete for more than $50,000 in cash and services! Participants have leveraged the knowledge, experience, and exposure gained from the competition to form successful new companies and nonprofit organizations.
Hundreds of students have participated in the competition, and thousands have attended related seminars and built new skills. Often working in inter-disciplinary teams of two or more people, students develop and present a business plan to a panel of judges. Winning ideas have included plans to market and sell products such as personal finance software, bindings for wake boards, and bio-genetic information. Several teams have leveraged the knowledge, experience, and exposure gained from the competition to form successful new business ventures.
Crucial support from G. Steven Burrill, competition alumni, and others across the UW–Madison campus and throughout the Madison community makes this educational opportunity an unrivaled forum for students wanting to hone their entrepreneurial acumen and savvy.
Learn more about the student involvement in the competition – numbers of teams, participants, majors and more – in the Burrill Competition Data Digest.
The G. Steven Burrill competition is supported by campus partners and community organizations:
If you have any questions and need more information about the competition, please contact:
INSITE, Wisconsin School of Business
975 University Avenue, Grainger 5110C
Madison, WI 53706-1691