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.

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ROUND 1 SUBMISSION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 17

Participant registration is now open! Students interested in competing should register for the competition by visiting our event website or by clicking the button below. Each member of a student team must complete their own registration in order to be eligible to compete.

At least one member of each team must BOTH 1) be a current part-time, full-time or Postdoctoral student of any of the nine divisions of Johns Hopkins University during the current academic year; and 2) be a member of the venture’s startup management team. Please read the full list of BPC eligibility requirements before registering.

REGISTER NOW

Teams and mentors will engage in Rounds 1 and 2 of the competition remotely through LivePlan, a business plan creation and presentation platform. After registering via the BPC event website, students will receive an email detailing instructions for the first round of competition, including LivePlan registration.

The Round 1 submission deadline is February 17, 2019.

**PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATIONS TAKE 1 BUSINESS DAY TO PROCESS. WE ADVISE REGISTERING AT LEAST 2 DAYS BEFORE THE ROUND 1 SUBMISSION DEADLINE IN ORDER TO ENSURE THAT YOU TEAM IS ABLE TO SUBMIT THEIR PLAN BEFORE THE DEADLINE.**

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JUDGES & MENTORS

The Center for Leadership Education is also 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 bpc@jhu.edu or (410) 516-8205.