The JHU Business Plan Competition allows young entrepreneurs to take their novel idea or innovative technology and develop a business plan around it. Student teams compete in three categories (General Enterprise & Technology, Medical Technology & Life Sciences, and Social Enterprise) for a total of $36,000 in prizes.

The 2021 competition will be completely virtual.

Competitor registration is NOW OPEN. View the complete timeline for the 2021 competition for important deadlines.

Before you register, make sure to visit our registration guidelines and eligibility requirements.

Important Links for Competitors

Registration Guidelines

Eligibility Requirements

Competition Instructions

Resources for Competitors


The JHU Business Plan Competition is searching for alumni and industry professionals to guide student teams, evaluate pitches, select winners, and network with participants. Help the next generation of innovators shape their ventures by serving as a judge, a mentor, or both!

Mentors – Monday, February 22
Judges – Friday, April 16

Register today!

Learn more about serving as a competition judge here.

Take a look at how we took the 2020 BPC virtual in our video recap and review last year’s winners and finalists here.