Fall Business Model Competition

Fall Business Model Competition

In the Fall semester, the CIE hosts a business model competition following the guidelines of the International Business Model Competition.  This is a lower burden way to craft a business idea. It focuses on talking to customers and rapidly iterating through variations of your solution to get to something customers want quickly.

Answer some simple questions about your business. Registration is open!  You can submit your entry by clicking Get Involved

After we coach you up on completing the business model canvas and customer validation techniques, you will submit a final business canvas and present your canvas to a panel of judges from the industry and investment communities.  The judges will choose the winners. We’d like you to use the template we provide.

Everybody can pitch to win!


  • Winners earn the latest iPad Pro OR cash equivalent deposited into your bursar account.
  • Each of the first three teams is entitled to one bespoke pair of blue jeans from Blue Delta Bluejeans
  • Overall winning team is automatically advanced as a semi-finalist to the Gillespie Business Plan Competition. You still have to apply for the Gillespie Competition, but you will be an automatic semi-finalist.
  • Winners will earn automatic advancement to the International Business Model Competition Oxford Regional Qualifier. If you win the regional, you get a shot to compete for over $100,000 in prize money at the international finals in the spring.

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