University of Miami Business Plan Competition
Sponsored by the School of Business Administration
The annual University of Miami Business Plan Competition, sponsored by the School of Business, encourages entrepreneurship among students throughout the University of Miami. The School of Business Administration recognizes that potentially successful business ideas can come from a wide range of disciplines and may originate from an individual or from a group of individuals. The competition has been designed to simulate the real world where anyone can have an idea but only those who follow through on their ideas and work through the details of starting a business will reap the rewards of success.
This year’s competition will have separate tracks for undergraduate and graduate students. The competition kickoff is on October 8, 2012, and entrants are invited to submit a 3-5 page concept paper. All entries must be received by 4:00 PM on November 16, 2012 by email to qualify. Following a review of all entries, teams that are selected as semifinalists will be invited to submit detailed business plans. On April 18, 2013, semifinalist teams deliver presentations before the judges who will select the winners and award over $25,000 in prize money.
Past winners have included two teams featured on ABC’s Shark Tank. 2007 runner up Rodolfo Saccoman (MBA ’07) presented a plan for MyTherapyJournal.com in September, 2009. Omar Soliman (BBA ’04) took a spin-off of his 2004 competition winner (College Hunks Hauling Junk) called College Foxes Hauling Boxes on Shark Tank in August 2009.
Read about the 2011 winners here.
Read about the 2012 winners here.