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Business Plan Competition

Open Track Awards

AwardsBreakdown of AwardTotal Award
 CashApproximate in-kind service* (dollar equivalents) 
First Place $15,000 Updates coming soon TBD
Second Place $3,000 Updates coming soon TBD
Third Place $2,000 Updates coming soon

*In-kind service denominations may be altered slightly depending on the top three winners, the nature of their business, and the services the sponsors are able to provide. These awards are subject to change at any time.

In-kind awards include such as: tax preparation, legal advice, office space, internet access, and consultation in the areas of product design, marketing strategy, and business development

All competition winners will have access to the area's leading professional services firms to provide strategic counsel in core growth areas for emerging companies. Awards must be redeemed by the business entity as stated in the concept created in the business plan competition and within one year of the announcement of the winners of the competition.


Undergraduate Track Awards - Sponsored by Venture Highway

Cash Awards

1st Place     $5,000

2nd Place    $3,000

3rd Place     $2,000

Receipt of the award requires the student to launch the business entity. This must occur within one year of the date of the Final Competition.


Clean Energy Award - Sponsored by OSU Office of Energy and the Environment

Top Clean Energy Team - $1,000