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Project Springboard

Project Springboard and its sponsors 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 planning experience and the opportunity to win cash and services valued at over $100,000 to help them successfully launch their new business venture.

Key Dates


Aug 1

Website open for interested students
Register to participate with a (Letter of Intent)
Aug 26 Project Springboard present at Activities Fair
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Sep 4 Kickoff event for Seminar Series
Oct 8 BravePitch (Elevator Pitch) Competition 
5:00 p.m.

Nov 15-17

Start Up Weekend-Peoria
Dec 3

New Venture Poster Competition at 5:00 in Baker B51


Jan 29 Seminar Series Continues
Feb 3 Last day to submit Letter of Intent
April 16 Business Plans Due
April 28 Competition and Awards