2018 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition: Venture Path

2018 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition: Venture Path

Deadline: February 13, 2018

Applications are now open for the Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (Venture Path). The Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC) is an ecosystem for aspiring entrepreneurs. It is the most prestigious and well-funded education business plan competition that attracts innovative ideas from around the world and spotting winning education innovations early on.

In offering multiple prizes and prize categories, the EBPC attracts innovative ideas in education from around the world, ranging from those structured on local or global needs, public or private issues, Pre-K through adult education, and social or for-profit ventures.

Themes

  • Urban Education
  • Connecting Research to Practice
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Technology in Grades K through 12
  • Special Education & At-Risk Students
  • Open & Collaborative Solutions: The Education Ecosystem
  • Online & Distance Learning in Higher Education
  • Global/Borderless Education Solutions
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Workforce Learning

Venture Path Prizes

  • Milken Family Foundation Grand Prize: $40,000
  • American Public University System Prize: $20,000
  • ChanceLight Behavioral Health & Education Prize: $20,000
  • Venture Path Prize: $20,000

Eligibility

  • Any individual is eligible to enter the Competition
  • A group of individuals also may enter the Competition, so long as all of the individuals meet the requirements above for a single individual to enter
  • Applicants in the Venture path are expected to already have or plan to generate revenue, grants, customers, or investors.
  • This competition encourages applications in every conceivable educational setting – from early childhood through corporate/adult training, in settings and contexts anywhere in the world.
  • Both nonprofit and for-profit submissions are welcome.
  • Organizations entering the competition may not have raised more than the equivalent of US$500,000 from all investors and founders since the beginning of the legal existence of the organization until the date the organization submits its Executive Summary and Application Form.
  • Additionally, organizations entering the competition may not have had more than the equivalent of US$200,000 in gross revenue since the beginning of the legal existence of the organization until the date the organization submits its executive summary.
  • All entries must be submitted in the English language.

Other criteria

  • Educational entrepreneurship business plans should outline the problem they address, offer a solution, and discuss scaling possibilities for bringing the proposed innovation to additional settings.
  • Submissions should address issues of curriculum, instruction, educator professional development, assessment and evaluation, collaborations, learning design, technological innovations, learning/school support tools, and more.
  • In evaluating business plan submissions, judges will consider the importance of the educational problem, the creativity and feasibility of the proposed solution, and the potential for widespread impact

Application

Complete the Venture Path online submission form and submit an Executive Summary and PowerPoint Presentation as described here.

For more information, visit Milken-Penn GSE Competition.

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