Applications are now open for the 2022 Tulane Business Model Competition. The deadline for teams to apply is Tuesday, January 18. Last year, the competition awarded $125,000 across the three finalist teams. The competition is looking for early-stage ventures, led by teams that include at least one undergraduate or graduate student from any college or university on the leadership team. The competition rewards those that are creating commercially viable ventures, have tested their assumptions with customers and applied lean startup principles to refine the model for improved success. In addition to official competition events, participants will have the opportunity to be matched with investors and mentors for meetings where founders will get strategic guidance on their venture and expand their networks. Key dates: Applications close January 18.In February, judges will review the applications and select six ventures to compete in New Orleans during the semi-final round the week of March 21.Judges will then choose three finalists to compete in the final round that same week.Teams will be provided with a $1,000 travel stipend per team. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM CST Tuesday, January 18, 2022. You can nominate a team by clicking here. Students can apply directly by clicking this link. The application does take some time to fill out so please plan enough time to complete it.