Competition resumed in 2017

The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) has relaunched the business plan competition! The event will be held on April 28, 2017 in Grainger Hall and is open to the public.

To learn more about the contest, important deadlines, and special prizes from partners such as the AARP Foundation, please review our 2017 brochure.

Online registration is now open!

To enter, students should: (1) create a profile on the event website and (2) complete an entry form by February 24, 2017. Entry forms are available on the event website underneath "Downloads."

2015 Competition Summary

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.

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