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MBA 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.

Apply to the MBA Competition

Judges Question Student Teams


As Canada's premier graduate business plan event, the Morrissette Entrepreneurship MBA Business Plan Competition draws entrepreneurial teams from universities throughout North America and beyond. First held in 1999, the competition offers 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.

Organized by the Western Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship Powered by Ivey and MBA student volunteers, the competition is funded by private sponsorship with the winning team receiving $15,000. The competition also includes prizes for 2nd and 3rd placed teams, as well as the Pembroke Management Prize in Social Enterprise.

The competition's past title sponsors have included CIBC World Markets and IBK Capital Corp. Graduate students from all degree programs are invited to apply for the Morrissette Entrepreneurship MBA Business Plan Competition.

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 12, 2021
Executive Summary: November 12, 2021 by 12.00 pm
Business Plan Due: January 17, 2022
Competition Weekend: January 21-22, 2022

For more information, please contact Shanthal Perera at