Submitting Business Plans

Before you upload your plan, please make sure it is proofed for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and proper sentence construction.

Also, please make sure plans are converted to PDF before uploading, and make sure this PDF document is named the same as that of the business.

When the PDF conversion is complete, please ensure all pages were properly converted. Plans that cannot be opened or are missing pages cannot be judged and will be disqualified.

Don’t take chances on your hard work going to waste — proofread your plan carefully!

To submit:

  1. Go to and log in. Click on your account name at the upper right hand corner of the page to access your profile. Click on the “Business Ideas” tab.
  2. Find the business name you entered in the Intent to Compete process. Click “Edit.”
  3. Update the name of the business if it changed since submitting the Intent to Compete.
  4. Update your content in the “Business / Concept Summary” box. This should be a short, two- to three-sentence paragraph stating your company’s purpose.

No further information is required. You do not need to check the option at the bottom that asks, “Display Your Business on the Startup Compete Public Directory?” unless you choose to do so.

When finished with this page, click “Save.” You will then be taken to the Startup Compete Competition Participant Agreement. Feel free to read the agreement if you like, but you can go ahead and click “I Agree.” You will then be taken to the Application page.

Update the sponsor, school, and team member information. You will then see the prompt to upload your business plan.

Congratulations and good luck!  Visit at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, December 8, to see if your team will be named a Top 25 finalist!

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