2017-2018 Business Plan Competition

Top winner of the 2013-2014 Business Plan Competition

Eligibility Open to all RBS students. Some restrictions apply for team leadership roles.
Location Newark Campus, 1 Washington Park
Participation 50 to 100 students/alumni
Sponsored by Sales Executive Club of Northern New Jersey Foundation
Contact Professor Doug Brownstone



Welcome to the Rutgers Business School Business Plan Competition.

The objective of the annual Business Plan Competition is to encourage student entrepreneurs and support the growth of jobs in New Jersey. In order to compete for the business competition prizes, there must be a serious intent to launch the proposed business. While the competition is open to current Rutgers University students, the leadership roles in the business venture must be filled by one of the three eligible categories: Rutgers Business School senior undergraduate students, current MBA students, recent graduates, and recent MBA alumni. For those current Rutgers University students who are not in one of the three eligible leadership categories, you can still compete in the competition. We can match you with a team of eligible members. Alternatively, if you are in one of the eligible leadership categories that would like to join the competition, we can match you with a team. Individuals or teams of up to five students/alumni can enter the competition.

The competition is supported by the Sales Executives Club of Northern New Jersey Foundation, which will provide total cash prizes of $45,000. Judges will be selected from Rutgers Business School MBA Alumni who have succeeded in entrepreneurial endeavors.


Register to compete for $45,000 in prizes

Registration for the competition will occur upon submission of the One Page Executive Summary, which will summarize the business plan in layman's terms.

If you have any questions about the competition, please contact us today.


Important Dates

December 4, 2017
Executive Summary submitted via e-mail to Doug Brownstone

January 19, 2018
Final Business Plan submitted via e-mail to Doug Brownstone

February 9, 2018
Semi-Finalists Announced

March 2, 2018
Final Presentation - Winners Announced