SJIM Program Details

Virtual Business Plan Competition Overview

In this competition, students from Seattle University and St. Joseph’s Institute of Management in Bangalore, India come together in collaboration by creating business solutions for a pressing social problem. Teams are intentionally made of students from both schools to consider the causes, effects, and possible solutions to global issues from a larger perspective. Past topics include the following: 

  • 2020 Topic: Universal Digital Inclusion
  • 2019 Topic: Food Insecurity
  • 2018 Topic: Combatting Fake News
  • 2017 Topic: Bringing Recycling to Bangalore, India

While this competition is co-hosted by St. Joseph’s Institute of Management (SJIM, India) and the Albers School of Business and Economics (Seattle University, USA), the students of all courses/departments/programs/schools at Seattle University and of the St. Joseph’s group of institutions are eligible to join.

The only infrastructure you need is a data connection! After registration, all students will be assigned to teams. Ideally, each team will comprise of a minimum of two students from each country. However, team sizes might vary based on the number of registrations. All students will be given SJIM email addresses and access to SJIM’s online educational infrastructure and may use other apps to collaborate with their team members.

Have questions? Want to know more about the program? 

See the SJIM Details page at St. Joseph's Institute of Management's B-Plan Competition

We are also happy to chat with you!

Please reach out to Amelia Marckworth via email (, or through her Calendly (see contact box on the right).

Ready to change the world?

*2020-21 Albers-SJIM Virtual Business Plan Competition Sign Ups are open and will close November 16, 2020. 


Amelia Marckworth

Amelia Marckworth

Interim Director