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Pushing the Boundaries of Innovation, Developing Student-Led Businesses and Non-Profits

By Wisconsin School of Business

April 30, 2015

18th annual Burrill Business Plan Competition at Wisconsin School of Business to be held Friday, May 1

Producing and selling caffeinated mints. Generating cost-effective, off-grid solar power in Sub-Saharan Africa. A mobile app-enabled styling service. Unmanned aerial drones to monitor gas leaks in pipelines.

Those are just a few of the dozens of business ideas that will be presented at the 2015 G. Steven Burrill Business Plan Competition to be held Friday at the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. With 43 teams competing this year, the event gives UW-Madison students the chance to develop and present business plans for new and emerging ventures.

Over the years, the competition has not only fostered innovation through entrepreneurial competition, but led to the establishment of successful businesses such as Chefs for Seniors, EatStreet, and Greenverse.

When: Friday, May 1, 2015

10:00 a.m.—noon (Students at exhibit tables)

12:45 p.m.—3:00 p.m. (Top two teams in each of the four competition tracks will face off)

5:00 p.m. (Winner to be named, prizes awarded)

Where: Wisconsin School of Business

Grainger Hall

Plenary Room (1st Floor, East Atrium)

975 University Avenue

Madison, Wis.