The Tulane Business Model Competition awards funding to early-stage student ventures that can demonstrate how they are adapting to their customers’ needs. In 2021, the 3 finalists split a cash prize of $125,000.

The contest rewards founders who are creating commercially viable ventures through breaking down an idea into a key business model hypothesis, have tested their assumptions with customers and have applied Customer Development/Lean Startup principles to refine the model for improved success.

Following the initial application, judges select six ventures to compete in the competition’s semi-final round. Judges then choose three finalists to pitch their business models in the final round of the competition to determine the first, second and third place prize winners who will share a cash prize.

Application deadline for the 2022 Tulane Business Model Competition is January, 18, 2022. Teams must include at least one degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student from any college or university. For more information and to sign up for updates, contact Emily Egan at [email protected] or 504.865.5462.