Event Category: Competitions

Apply by October 4, 2019 – APPLY HERE Student innovators will compete for $10,000 in non-dilutive funding in a “Shark Tank”-style competition to pitch their business idea to a panel of parent judges who are successful entrepreneurs; winning cash prizes as part of Family Weekend. The competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students from…

October 16 is the deadline to apply to the Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s (EO) Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), the premier global competition for student entrepreneurs who actively run a business.  The regional qualifier competition will be held November 13, 2019, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute, 700 Ellicot Street, Buffalo, NY.  The competition will…

Apply by November 1, 2019 – APPLY HERE The Impact Prize supports student entrepreneurs who are engaged in solving some of the world’s most pressing problems through innovation. It is coordinated by the Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University, and supported through a generous gift from Dr. Gisela M. von Dran, along with another gift from a member…

The Blackstone LaunchPad at Bird Library will host a November 22, 2019 campus qualifier for the Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition for the creation of new social businesses. Known as “The Nobel Prize for student startups,” the Hult Prize awards $1,000,000 in start-up funding to the team of students that develops the most innovative idea to…

The Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship is hosting the annual Panasci Business Plan Competition for students at Syracuse University and SUNY-ESF in spring 2020. Applicants in the Panasci Business Plan Competition will write and submit a business plan for the chance to advance to the semi-finals and finals, held on April 10-11 in Syracuse, NY. With more than…

Apply by February 7, 2020 – APPLY HERE Member institutions of the ACC will hold internal competitions to identify the best team to represent their institution at this year’s ACC InVenture Prize. During the two rounds of competition, judges will evaluate each team on their quality of idea, business model, entrepreneurship, and probability of success.…

Student Startup Madness (SSM) is a nationwide tournament-style competition for college student digital media startups, culminating with the “Entrepreneurial Eight” national finals at South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive in March. More information: http://studentstartupmadness.com/

Apply by March 13, 2020 – APPLY HERE The Raymond von Dran (RvD) Fund for Student Entrepreneurship at the School of Information Studies is hosting a pitch competition for entrepreneurial students at Syracuse University. The RvD Fund is named after former iSchool dean Raymond Von Dran. He served from 1995 to 2007, when he passed away. Ray…

Apply by March 13, 2020 – APPLY HERE The Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards were created to recognize SU students who have demonstrated a real passion and enthusiasm for their ventures or ideas. The awards of $2,500 each are presented during the RvD iPrize business competition to teams of students from a variety of Syracuse schools.…

Serving as the CNY regional qualifier of the New York Business Plan Competition, Compete CNY is open to any undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled in a Central New York college or university. Including: Syracuse University, Colgate University, Le Moyne College, SUNY Oswego, SUNY Cortland, Wells College, Cazenovia College, Upstate Medical University, OCC, and CCC. Learn…