The 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 will have separate tracks for undergraduate and graduate students, and alumni. The competition kickoff is on October 24, 2014, and entrants are invited to submit a 3-5 page concept paper. All entries must be received by 4:00 PM on November 24, 2014 by email to qualify. Following a review of all entries, teams that are selected as semifinalists will be invited to submit detailed business plans. Finalists will be announced before being invited to present their business plans before the judges on April 13-16, 2015 and awarded over $50,000 in prize money and services.

Past winners have included two teams featured on ABC’s Shark Tank. 2007 runner up Rodolfo Saccoman (MBA ’07) presented a plan for 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.

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