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.
* Start-up funds: 1st place $10,000 2nd place $7,500 3rd place $5,000
** Cash prize payout is 10% of amouts above.
The Project Springboard New Venture Competition contestants will utilize the business model canvas to develop their idea. Click business model canvas for more information.
|Website open for interested students|
|Aug 25||Project Springboard present at Activities Fair
2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Startup Weekend Medical at Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center, Peoria, IL
|Oct 22||Brave Pitch (Elevator Pitch) Competition 5:30 p.m.|
Nov 14 - 16
|Start Up Weekend-Peoria|
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|
* Winner will receive startup funding by forming a business entity, with the intent to actually start a business, no later than one year from the graduation date of the last team member to graduate. To claim the startup funding, sufficient written proof of business entity formation must be received
** In lieu of startup funding, a 10% cash prize will be paid as soon as practicable upon receipt of a properly completed W-9 form.