The mission of the Springboard Business Plan Competition is to provide real life experience in business development for Bradley University students. This mission supports the university’s entrepreneurship initiative by continually encouraging and educating aspiring entrepreneurs in the creation, start up, and early growth stages of businesses.
The Springboard Business Plan Competition will provide an opportunity for students to receive feedback and mentoring from successful entrepreneurs and investors. Equally important, and even more exciting, is the opportunity that exists for the student teams to receive prize money to start their businesses. Winners will receive cash prizes to start their business and may also be eligible for additional benefits from competition sponsors. It is also possible that additional funds may be available from investors, if mutually agreed upon by both parties.