Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship

ImpactNext: Business Model Competition

Since 2001, Marquette University’s Business Plan Competition has fostered hundreds of business plans, and many entrants have gone on to start successful enterprises. In 2013, the competition was updated to focus on the development and validation of the business model canvas and renamed the ImpactNext Business Model Competition. The end result is a competition that focuses on the development of business models and – more specifically – the customer discovery and validation of those models. ImpactNext is open to Marquette students, Marquette faculty/staff, Marquette alumni and Wisconsin community members.

Win up to $10,000 for your start-up!

Now accepting applications for ImpactNext 2015. Entries due by Thursday, March 26, 2015.

Questions? Contact sarah.eslyn@marquette.edu

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
4:30-8:15 PM
Alumni Memorial Union Ballrooms
1442 W. Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Press coverage of Business Plan Competition winners

View Past Business Plan Competition Keynote Speakers

Websites of past Business Plan Competition Winners

  • FocalCast
    A mobile application that allows mobile users to present PowerPoints from their tablet or smartphone directly to a Chromecast or wireless display
  • That Salsa Lady
    A Milwaukee venture dedicated to bringing fresh food to urban neighborhoods
  • BoothTag
    Motivate attendees to participate, circulate & engage by playing the game and connecting with exhibitors and each other!
  • ZoomShift
    Making employee scheduling as simple as possible
    http://zoomshift.com
  • 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.
    http://www.abilitycenterwi.com
  • Promentis Pharmaceuticals
    Pharmaceutical company developing novel compounds for the treatment of schizophrenia and other central nervous system disorders
    http://www.promentispharma.com