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Student Entrepreneurship Competitions

Helping Make Your Entrepreneurial Dreams a Reality!

2020 Student Entrepreneurship Competitions Going Zoom!

Friday May 8, 2020 - All Day

REVISED Important 2020 Dates

Open to All SU Students and SU Student Teams

  • Registration Opened: Monday, February 24, 2020 11:59 p.m.
  • Profile & Business Plan DueREVISED DATE - Monday, April 13, 2020 11:59 p.m.
  • Complete Application Due: REVISED DATE - Monday, April 20, 2020 11:59 p.m.

REVISED Important 2020 Dates

Student gives poster presentation at 2019 Student entrepreneurship competition

Student Entrepreneurship Competition Success!

SU junior Cameron Kane earned the big bucks in this year’s Perdue School of Business’ 32nd annual Entrepreneurship Competitions. He won the top prize – the $20,000 Bernstein Achievement Award for Excellence – for his business plan for Valkyrie Software Solutions, a digital technology company. One of four finalists vying for the Bernstein Award, he was among the nearly 50 student teams that competed for the pool of over $100,000 in cash, prizes and in-kind services via the Entrepreneurship Competitions’ three rounds.

2019 SU Entrepreneurship Competition Winners Announced

Learn How Your Business Idea Could Win Between $1,000 - $20,000!

  • Open to all SU Students and Student Teams!
  • Teammates do not need to be SU students
  • Annual Prize Pool Goal is $100K

This can happen in 3 easy steps…

A Poster, A Pitch, and A Plan - Ticket to Entry is a Business Plan

Participation in all Rounds Required Winners from each event move on…

The Perdue School of Business Entrepreneurship Competition includes 3 great competitions in one day each spring. SU students have a chance to win prize money and business start-up awards to fund a business venture they dream of launching. Whether it’s a product or a service the options are endless.

Student Entrepreneur presents business idea to judges during the Shore Hatchery Competition


Student Eligibility

  • Any student who is currently enrolled, or has been enrolled, at SU during the current academic year is eligible to compete – regardless of major or whether the student is pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree. All SU schools are encouraged to apply. We provide the training and support

Group Eligibility

  • Groups are allowed to enter. An outside member can be involved in the creation of the plan but the primary participant in the competition must be the SU registered student. We encourage SU student partner teams with students from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Wor-Wic Community College and other institutions. Teams must have an SU student register the team to be eligible. Any prizes will go directly to the SU student.