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Registration is now open for the 2019 JHU Business Plan Competition! Click the button below to register as a judge and/or mentor.

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The Johns Hopkins University Business Plan Competition recruits alumni, industry leaders, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs to serve as judges and mentors in order to simulate the real-world process of soliciting start-up funds from early-stage investors and venture capitalists.

Mentors provide remote feedback for the first and second phases of the competition in one of four categories: Mobile Apps, Medical Technology and Life Sciences, Social Enterprise, and General Business using the business plan evaluation platform LivePlan.

Judges have the opportunity to evaluate pitches, select winners, and network with participants on the day of the competition on JHU’s Homewood Campus.

Interested individuals can serve as a mentor, a judge, or both.

Want more information about the criteria judges use to evaluate business plans? Visit our Judge Criteria page for details.

We answer the most-asked questions about the logistics of judging and mentoring on our FAQ page.