Business Plan Competition

Business Plan Competition

Applications are now closed. Applicants can expect to hear back about their registration status soon


Do you have an amazing early-stage startup? Apply to the Business Plan Competition (BPC) for the opportunity to win monetary prizes and receive mentorship from business leaders from MIT and Latin America!


Check out our Official Rules Document for more information.

Consulte nuestro Reglamento Oficial para más información.

Deadline to Apply: 7 April, 2019

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FORMAT

Selected semi-finalists for our Business Plan Competition will receive direct mentorship and participate in workshops with experienced mentors, and have a chance to win prizes to advance their startups.

  • Up to 16 semi-finalist teams
  • Up to 8 finalist teams present their current startup to a panel of experienced judges.
  • Receive 1-on-1 mentorship from entrepreneurs and ecosystem stakeholders from MIT and LATAM.
  • Semi-Finalists & Finalists get to participate in the Entrepreneurship Fair!


PRIZES

  • $3,000 USD
  • A trip to MIT (flights and hotel costs covered) for mentorship, stakeholder meetings, and networking with leaders in entrepreneurship at MIT
  • The winner and runner up will BOTH be directly accepted for the MassChallenge Competition Round 2. More information here: masschallenge.org/apply
  • 6 month local incubation program with:
    • Workshops on important topics for startups
    • And 30 hours of personalized guidance (finance, sales, marketing, etc.)
  • More great prizes to come - check back often!


ELIGIBILITY

  • Any early-stage startups currently seeking outside equity capital
  • Startups must have raised less than $250,000 USD from angel investors, venture capital, or other equity sources to be eligible


ENTREPRENEURSHIP FAIR

  • Opportunity to showcase your venture to investors, key opinion leaders, and hundred of conference attendees!
  • All Semi-Finalists get to participate