University of Maryland
$75K Business Plan Competition
Innovate | Accelerate | Win Cash!
Entries are due Feb. 27!

Have you considered starting a technology company based upon your research or have a burning idea for one? Take the first step--enter the University of Maryland $75K Business Plan Competition! Initial entries require just a 1-3 page executive summary.

Take your research or great idea and start a company! We will help you. Finalists receive mentoring from seasoned and successful professionals. All entrants receive expert feedback. Initial entrants can take advantage of the free, open entrepreneur office hours offered by Mtech ( 

Accelerate your venture towards success with the credibility that comes from winning a prestigious competition. Previous winners include Inc. 500 companies Squarespace and Lurn.

Potentially win thousands in cash prizes for your company. The competition has awarded $535,000 to companies originating at the University of Maryland since 2001. Five previous winners are now multi-million dollar ventures. Winners are also eligible for a free year in the TERP Startub Lab (

The eleventh annual University of Maryland $75K Business Plan Competition encourages students, faculty and researchers at the University of Maryland to leverage their talent and ideas to create tomorrow’s leading companies. The competition process, its network of expert mentors and partners and the cash prizes awarded have helped many students, faculty and researchers act on their dreams and build their own companies.

Find out more at:

Eric Schurr
Director of Communications
Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech)
University of Maryland
(301) 405-3889 work
(240) 281-1760 cell
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