Annual $300,000 Business Plan Challenge

  • Qualcomm N Auditorium - Irwin M. Jacobs Hall 5775 Morehouse Drive San Diego, CA, 92121 United States

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.