Competition resuming in 2017

The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) will relaunch the business plan competition on April 28, 2017!

The WSB is committed to teaching, research, and service pertaining to entrepreneurial management and enterprise development, including programs such as the Entrepreneurship Residential Learning Community, the Wisconsin Entrepreneurship Bootcamp (WEB), and the Wisconsin Entrepreneurship Showcase.

2015 Competition

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

Top award placements from the 2015 competition included:

  • 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 Business Plan Competition.

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