Business plan or business idea competitions can be a fun and competitive way for startups, both inside and outside the academic setting, to gain recognition, pitch practice, valuable connections and of course, seed money. Business plan competitions can range in size, industry focus, frequency/time of year, and prize money. To explore more startup competitions, both nationally and internationally, visit here
UT Dallas’ Big Idea Competition
Formerly known as the “Business Idea Competition”, the BIC is UT Dallas’ largest startup competition. Open to undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines, the BIC gives student entrepreneurs the opportunity to develop and present their business ideas whole competition for cash and scholarship prizes.