The New York Times lists the Burrill among top campus competitions.
Originally called the UW TEC Prize, the G. Steven Burrill Business Plan Competition began in 1998. The competition promotes entrepreneurial activities and serves as a valuable learning experience for students and faculty alike. The Burrill prize offers students a chance to compete for cash prizes of $10,000, $7,000, $4,000 and $1,000.
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 many others across the UW 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:
John Surdyk -
Wisconsin School of Business
975 University Avenue, Grainger 2296
Madison, WI 53706-1691