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RBS Business Plan Competition
April 14, 2023

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 first step is to send in a 1-page executive summary to Professor Brownstone anytime from September 6 to December 31, 2022. The earlier you submit, the better so we can log you in and review your summary.

Several executive summaries will be chosen and asked to submit a full business plan per the rules on this site. These business plans will be presented on our pitch day (April 14, 2023) for the $50,000 in prizes.

The competition is supported by the Sales Executives Club of Northern New Jersey Foundation, which will provide total cash prizes of $50,000. Judges will be selected from Rutgers Business School MBA Alumni who have succeeded in entrepreneurial endeavors.

Important Dates
- Executive Summary (1 page) of Business Plan due December 31, 2022
- Top 10 Summaries are selected by Judges February 1, 2023
- Full Business Plan due March 1, 2023
- Top 5 Business Plans are selected for Pitch Day March 15, 2023
- Pitch Day for $50,000 in prizes April 14, 2023
Academy Of Economic Studies
Rutgers Business School
Eligible Schools
Rutgers Business School
1st Prize: 20,000 $
2nd Prize: 15,000 $
3rd Prize: 10,000 $