5:00 pm17:00

Annual $300,000 Business Plan Challenge

  • Qualcomm N Auditorium - Irwin M. Jacobs Hall

Come celebrate the 10th year anniversary of the Annual Business Plan Challenge where you will see the Top 6 companies from UC San Diego and the Torrey Mesa Research Institutes compete in High Tech, Life Tech, and Clean Tech Tracks to win up to $60,000.

In the past 10 years, we have given over $1 Million, have awarded over 40+ teams with 85% still operating or have been acquired and with a staggering total combined valuation of $1.2 Billion. Past Winners include Neurovigil, Biological Dynamics, Lumedyne Technologies, Interra Energy and Nasseo. The Annual Business Plan Challenge is the flagship event of The Entrepreneur Challenge.


5:00pm - 5:45pm: Food, Networking, Showcase

5:45pm - 6:45pm: Introduction and Keynote

6:45pm - 8:15pm: Finalist Presentations

8:15pm - 8:30pm: Awards & Closing

This event will be taking place on one night on May 30th, 2017 and will award the top three finalists for each track with 6 teams presenting in High Tech, Life Tech, and Clean Tech Tracks. 1st for each respective track will take home an estimated $60,000 in cash and kind services. 2nd and 3rd will be rewarded as well with an estimated amount of $30,000 and $10,000 in cash and kind services respectively.

Additionally, the audience will have the chance to choose the $5,000 Audience Choice Award. The finalists will be announced on May 1st. Stay tune to upcoming details on special guest and showcase companies.