Don't miss out on your opportunity to see SMU's entrepreneurs pitch their best ideas for cash and prizes. This is SMU Entrepreneurship Club's premier event!
Coming Spring of 2020!
SINCE THE BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION'S INCEPTION IN 2001, TEAMS HAVE COMPETED FOR CASH PRIZES AND IN-KIND AWARDS SUCH AS OFFICE SPACE, LEGAL ADVICE, FULL PATENT APPLICATIONS, AND MARKETING/PR
The Southern Methodist University Business Plan Competition (BPC) aims to guide students who are aspiring entrepreneurs through the process of starting a business. By facilitating interaction between business, engineering, law, life sciences and arts students, the BPC exposes participants to potential collaborators from a variety of backgrounds. Our relationships with local entrepreneurs and venture capital professionals allow BPC competitors to learn first-hand how to write a business plan, pitch it to investors and develop the skills necessary to be a successful entrepreneur.
"We received in-kind donations to help with business formation, IP, market research, and office space. Cash prizes allowed us flexibility to cash flow our launch, and build traction before considering outside funding." - Sherrie Johnson “The BPC really allowed me to apply concepts I was learning in the classroom for the first time in a hands on experience. It helped me appreciate the intricacies of developing a feasible business plan and the most valuable experience of my 1st year.” - Alberto Lo