The Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship

Business Plan Competition

The Business Plan Team is selected from the junior class each year to represent WCE and the Bauer College of Business in coveted business plan competitions held throughout the country. In a yearlong process, the student team develops a business idea and transforms the idea into a real-world, commercially viable business plan. The team is guided through the process by WCE professors and an outside mentoring advisory. The selected students receive a high level of mentoring on the entrepreneurial process, as well as writing and presenting their business plan in a cogent fashion.

Over the last 11 years, WCE students have won 19 awards in national business plan competitions, with more 1st, 2nd or 3rd place awards than any other undergraduate program in the United States and Canada.

2012 Competitions

The Business Plan Competition Team for 2012 made many headlines by presenting their business plan for “UNlimiters,” an e-commerce website that sells products to people with disabilities. Team members included Justin Farley, Randy Hannemann, Louis McEneny, Tattiana Reznick, and Adam Trojanowski. The team finished with an impressive record:

Previous Year’s Business Plan Competitions:

  • 2011: 3rd Place - Value & Ventures Business Plan Competition
  • 2011: Best Written Plan Values & Ventures Business Plan Competition
  • 2010: 1st Place - New Venture World Competition at UNL
  • 2010: 2nd Place - Evansville New Venture Creation Competition
  • 2007: 3rd Place - Northwest Venture Championship
  • 2005: 2nd Place - Enterprise Creation Competition
  • 2004: 1st Place Division 1 - Northwest Venture Competition
  • 2004: 1st Runner-up - Northwest Venture Competition
  • 1999: 2nd Place - Donald Duncan/Duncan Aviation Business Plan Competition
  • 1998: 2nd Place - Enterprise Creation Competition

In addition, the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship hosts two of its own competitions: