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Ivey HBA Business Plan Competition

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


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About Our Competition 

 

Business Plan Competitions are a great opportunity for students to test their venture ideas with experienced entrepreneurs, meeting potential investors and raise funding.

The Ivey Business School will host entrepreneurial undergraduate teams from across Canada for the Ivey HBA Business Plan Competition. With a prize pool of over $20,000, the competition is open to undergraduate teams from universities across Canada & the United States and will include a stellar panel of experienced investors and entrepreneurs.

The winning team will receive $15,000 and prizes will also be awarded to the 2nd and 3rd placed teams, as well as the Pembroke Management Prize in Social Enterprise. The Ivey HBA Business Plan Competition began in 2016 with the support by Spin Master Toys, which was founded by Ivey & Western grads Ronnen Harary, Anton Rabie, HBA ’94, and Ben Varadi, HBA ’94.

The competition is open to all undergraduate students from all disciplines. 

 

Application Process:

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, read the Competition Rules.

 

Important Dates & Deadlines:

Intent to Compete: October 22, 2021
Executive Summary: November 5, 2021 by 12.00 pm
Business Plan Due: January 17, 2022
Competition Weekend: January 20-21, 2022

For more information, please contact Shanthal Perera at sperera@ivey.ca