Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship
ImpactNext: Business Model Competition
Since 2001, Marquette’s Business Plan Competition has spawned hundreds of business plans, and many entrants have started successful enterprises. 2013 was the inaugural year of ImpactNext, an updated format designed to be beneficial to entrepreneurs in any stage of their business model planning.
ImpactNext is open to Marquette University undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, faculty/staff, and community members with ideas that will foster job growth in the economically distressed areas.
ImpactNext focuses on the development of business models and – more specifically – the customer discovery and validation of those models. No lengthy written business plan is required!
Press coverage of Business Plan Competition winners
- Buena Vida Coffee brewing 'good life' for Hondurans
- BoothTag and other winners covered in BizTimes
- Biomedical Sciences professor earns national recognition for research
- Competition awards a Heartfelt venture (Marquette Magazine)
- Innoboo Living Solutions
Websites of past Business Plan Competition Winners
Motivate attendees to participate, circulate & engage by playing the game and connecting with exhibitors and each other!
Making employee scheduling as simple as possible
- The Ability Center
A fitness, athletic, recreation and wellness facility specifically designed for those with disabilities and inclusive of their friends, families, and the able-bodied public.
- Promentis Pharmaceuticals
Pharmaceutical company developing novel compounds for the treatment of schizophrenia and other central nervous system disorders