2016-2017 Business Concept Competition


Catch the Entrepreneurial Spirit


Do you have an idea for a new product or service?  The Student Business Concept Competition is a great opportunity to:

  • gain valuable advice in developing your concept and business plan
  • network and exchange ideas with students, professors, and entrepreneurs
  • learn how to communicate and "pitch" your idea to potential investors
  • earn cash rewards and recognition

Students will be asked to prepare and present a brief business concept in groups of 1 to 3 that will be evaluated by a panel of judges.

BUSINESS MAJORS: Earn PE Credit (PE 2.0 Communication Tier 2) for First Round Competition

Competition is open to all William Paterson University students

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Requirement: Must submit your idea and a brief overview.

Entry Deadline: Midnight, Monday, November 14, 2016

First Round: November 29 and December 1, 2016

Finalist Round: March 2017

CLICK HERE to Apply!


Cash Awards

First place: $1,500
Second place: $900
Third place: $600


For more information, please email your questions to ingrams2@student.wpunj.edu

You may also contact:

Dr. Bahar Ashnai: ashnaib@wpunj.edu or
Kate Muldoon: muldoonk@wpunj.edu