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2015 Clapp IDEA Business Plan Competition

Sponsored by the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Vern Clapp of Clapp Investment Ltd.

Have an idea? Want to win up to $10,000 to launch your student startup? The Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is hosting the 2015 IDEA Business Plan Competition where you can pitch your idea to investors who want to help you succeed.

Teams with innovative and well thought out business ideas will compete on April 3, 2015 to win up to $10,000 and office space in the Hoosier Hatchery, the Johnson Center’s very own business incubator on the Bloomington campus. In addition, there are mentors to help you through the business planning process—all you need to start off with is an idea and the motivation to turn it into a business.

For detailed information, please refer to the important links and dates below. Please register early so we can begin providing you with contest details.

Important Links:
Registration Form (due Feb 9)
Feasibility Plan Outline and Official Rules and Guidelines  (due Mar 2)
IDEA Competition Facebook page (check for updates as competition approaches)

Important Dates:

Team Registration – due February 9th at 5pm
Feasibility Plan – due March 2nd at 5pm
Finalists Notified – March 6th
Final Presentation Slide Deck – due April 2nd at 5pm
IDEA Competition Presentations – April 3rd 

For more information, please email