Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Business Creation Competition

Friday, April 24, 2015 – 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM – ADM-SCO 207 (tentative)
Part of Celebrations of Scholarship

Win up to $3,000 for your business idea!

Sign up deadline is Wednesday, April 1, 2015 by 5:00 PM.

Click here for more detailed guidelines

The 2015 Business Creation Competition showcases student ideas and concepts for a business. Students compete individually or as a team for cash prizes and seed funding based on the quality, creativity, and innovation of their business.

Students prepare a business model and presentation for a panel of 4 judges made up of outside business professionals. Each judge will have $750 they can choose to invest in any way they see fit. This means they could invest all $750 in one business, divide it amongst several businesses, or choose not to invest their money at all. Judges will be considering the following in their selection process:

-          Creativity/Innovation of business idea/concept/model

-          Validation of why the business idea will work

Results of the competition will be announced later the day of the competition (April 24, 2015).

We can help you get ready! Contact Andy Heise ( to set up an appointment.

Six of the Fall 2014 Freshmen Business Plan teams (MG100) will compete for a cash prize.

Contact Andy Heise ( if you have any questions.

Past winners include:

Sasha Roberts (IS Major) – BrightBerry - $100

BrightBerry is a light therapy box intended for the treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Matthew Hamrick (IS Major) – Looper 314 - $500
The Looper 314 is a guitar looping pedal that utilizes a raspberry pi microcomputer.

Anthony Lester (Management Major) – Prairie Avenue Soap Company - $900
A lye-free bar soap company.

Rachael Coyle (Entrepreneurship Major) – Mathletics - $1,500
Mathletics is a math-tutoring service/club that will help bring a deeper level of understanding and appreciation for the world of mathematics. It will teach hands-on math skills to its students, training them on how mathematics relates to real-life situations and training them into veritable “mathletes.”

Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL