Business Plan Competition

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The NIBS Worldwide Business Plan Competition aims to stimulate entrepreneurship among students. Teams are challenged to conceive of a new service or product offering, and then create a business plan and concept pitch video aimed at convincing potential investors to finance the business.

Each year, the three best submissions are selected by a jury of business professionals and academics to compete in the Final Round.

Participants in the Business Plan Competition benefit in a variety of ways:

  • experience creating a business model and writing a business plan
  • familiarity with primary / secondary market research and the process of conducting feasibility studies
  • feedback from a jury of senior managers and academics
  • experience working as part of a team
  • opportunity to sharpen organizational and communication skills

2023 Competition

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Registration deadline:  17 January , 2023, max two teams per university are permitted to register. Teams can be made of undergraduate and postgraduate students. Between 2-5 team students are permitted to make up the team.

Payment deadline: 17 January 2023

Business plan submission: 15 March 2023

Final presentation round: early to mid May 2023. If you have questions regarding competition logistics or the status of your registration/payment, please contact the Competition Coordinator, Vera Demaiter.

>> Register for the competition


See submissions from past winners and finalists.

Relevant Documents

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NIBS-Worldwide-Business-Plan-Competion 2022 (Updated Nov 2021)

NIBS Business Plan Competition – Judges Evaluation form (Sep 2020)

NIBS Business Plan Competition – Sample 1
NIBS Business Plan Competition – Sample 2
NIBS Business Plan Competition – Sample 3

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Entrepreneurial vision. International focus. Extraordinary opportunity.