2019 Business Plan Challenge Application

Apply To Win Awards!

Any SDSU, USD, UCSD and Alumni students can apply!

***ALL workshops are mandatory to attend in order to be eligible to win any cash awards. If you miss a workshop, you can still compete but winning would only allow you to receive in kind service awards, no cash awards can be given to teams that don't meet full eligibility. For information about how to get an excused absence, please fully read document on step 1 of the application. You are responsible for doing reading the entire document. For questions: email ceo@theefoundation.org***


To be announced.

Please email ceo@theefoundation.org to be included on the list for updates on when workshops will be occurring. 

Deadline to Apply: April 27th , 2019 (Deadline most likely to be extended!)

Tentative SemiFinals date: May 5th. 2018

Tentative Final Event to be hosted on May 23rd, 2019!

Steps for Applying:

1.     Before applying, please read and sign THIS document regarding certain eligibility. Note that apply and competing does not entitle your team for prize money. You must satisfy all requirements before any awards are considered after the competition.

2.     Login or sign up on a specific online platform (TBD). Competition space is limited and all information submitted will be used in the selection process. All information will remain confidential and not be shared with anyone outside of your team or The Entrepreneur Challenge. We will have a step by step guide on how to submit your idea here.

3.     Now that your profile is complete, please email CCO@theefoundation.org to let us know that you are under the impression that you completed the application. Wait for an Entrepreneur Challenge member to review and verify your profile is complete. Regularly check your email address for additional information that may be needed for final approval of your application.

4.     You will be notified around April 28th whether whether you have been accepted into the semifinals happening tentatively on May 5th.  

Judging rubric for the SemiFinals can be found HERE

*If you have any additional questions check out our FAQ or email Ceo@TheEFoundation.org*

*Note: The finalists will be selected based on who is the best company/project and not based on if they are fully eligible for certain awards. If a team does not meet full eligibility (ex: they miss a workshop and it is not an excused absence), they will still able to compete to be a finalist but will not be able to received ANY cash awards but can still receive in kind service awards.*

*The Entrepreneur Challenge reserves the right to refuse any teams from receiving awards*