Join the 20th Annual JHU Business Plan Competition

View the BPC Schedule for a timeline of important dates, as well as the final competition schedule.


The Center for Leadership Education is searching for industry leaders and venture capitalists to serve as judges and mentors for this year’s competition.

Mentors guide students through two phases of business plan development across four categories: Mobile Apps, Medical Technology and Life Sciences, Social Enterprise, and General Business, by offering remote feedback on pitch videos and drafts of business plans, transforming the students’ ideas into fully realized and innovative ventures.

Judges pose questions, offer feedback, and recognize the vision and skill of our talented student teams by selecting winners in each of the four categories. Judges also have the opportunity to network with competitors on the day of the competition and forge new connections with the next generation of disrupters and innovators.

Learn more about mentorship and judging on our Judges & Mentors page.

If your are interested in serving as a judge and/or mentor, please register via our event website. Do not hesitate to contact the CLE with any questions at or (410) 516-8205.