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Project Springboard

Project Springboard and its sponsors (listed on the right) advance Bradley University’s entrepreneurship initiative by inspiring and educating aspiring entrepreneurs in the creation, start-up, and early stages of launching a business. The Project Springboard New Venture Competition brings students real-life business startup experience and the opportunity to win cash and services valued at over $100,000 to help them successfully launch their new business venture.

The Project Springboard New Venture Competition contestants will utilize the business model canvas to develop their idea. Click business model canvas for more information. 

Key Dates


Aug 1

Website open for interested students
Aug 25 Project Springboard present at Activities Fair
2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Sep 26

Startup Weekend Medical at Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center, Peoria, IL
To volunteer, contact Harsh Shah (hpshah@bradley.edu), President of Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization

Oct 22 Brave Pitch (Elevator Pitch) Competition 5:30 p.m.

Nov 14 - 16

Start Up Weekend-Peoria
Dec 9

New Venture Poster Competition at 5:30 in Baker B51 (Poster Flyer)


Mar 3 Last day to submit Letter of Intent
April 7 Executive Summary Due
April 20 Competition and Awards