Deadline to register for the Big Idea Competition

Deadline to register for the Big Idea Competition

15decAll DayDeadline to register for the Big Idea CompetitionGrow your business ideas

Event Details

The Big Idea Gator Business Plan Competition was created to help students grow their business ideas. It is a four month competition in the spring where teams of students begin by creating growth-oriented business models. These teams go on to research and produce rough drafts to complete business plans. The top 4 teams compete for a chance to win over $40,000 in prizes. The Center offers mentoring and various other helpful resources along the way.

The entry period for the 2019 Big Idea Competition is now open. Please submit your intent to compete by December 15th.

Students can enter the competition individually or form teams

The team leader must be an enrolled student at any college or school at UF

A business plan is not required to register. You will have an opportunity to develop a business plan during the competition. Competitors will have access to the Business Plan Lab during the spring semester.

The business submissions must be the team’s own original work and ideas

Have a clear vision of what business you’re trying to create, and have a good idea of the potential as well as the issues of the intended business.

Register online by 11:59 pm on December 15.

If needed, team members can be updated throughout the competition.

Please note that the entrant must certify that at least one member of the team was an enrolled student at the University of Florida during the Fall and/or Spring semesters of the academic year in which the competition falls.

If you do not have a team, but you are interested in collaborating with others, complete the Join a Team Form.


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