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Ivey Business Plan Competition

Test your entrepreneurial talents against some of the best and brightest teams from across North America, gain valuable experience by creating and defending a business plan in front of an experienced panel of judges, and network with rising stars and established entrepreneurs.

Intent to Compete Competition Rules

Student Pitching To Investors


As Canada's premier business plan event, Morrissette Entrepreneurship has drawn entrepreneurial teams from universities throughout North America and beyond to compete at the Ivey Business Plan Competition. First held in 1999, the competition offered graduate students the opportunity to present innovative new ventures to potential investors. At the same time, investors have a chance to get a close-up look at up-and-coming entrepreneurs. In 2017, the competition included an undergraduate stream, giving further opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs to test their ideas and meet like-minded students.

Organized by the Western Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship Powered by Ivey Business School, the competition includes a prize pool of Canadian $30,000 with the winning team receiving $20,000. The competition also includes prizes for 2nd and 3rd placed teams.

The Ivey Business Plan Competition is open to graduate and undergraduate students from all degree programs.

How to Apply:

Teams chosen for the competition will need to provide a completed business plan a week prior to the competition. For more details on the format, please read the Competition Rules.

Important Dates & Deadlines:

Intent to Compete: November 11, 2023
Executive Summary Deadline: November 11, 2023, by 12.00 pm
Business Plan Due: January 15, 2024
Competition Weekend: January 19-20, 2024

For more information, please contact Shanthal Perera at


Past Winners

Ivey MBA Business Plan Competition

Ivey HBA Business Plan Competition