Program Details & Submission

Ready for the 2023 Business Plan Competition?

Program Overview

The Harriet Stephenson Business Plan Competition is a rigorous competition for Seattle University students and alumni. Teams advance through three rounds of judging and feedback (screening round, semi-finals, and finals) to see who will take home the $20,000 Grand Prize! Teams will submit their executive summaries into the screening round, then advancees are hand-selected a coach to get them through the next two rounds. Four teams are then selected from the semi-finals to advance to the final round; these teams will give 10 minute investor-style pitches to a panel of seasoned judges to determine the grand prize winner. 

The HSBPC is a public event and draws hundreds of investors, advisors, business leaders, community members, students, alumni, and faculty as audience members. It is the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center's largest event, and one of the hubspots for entrepreneurial spirits!

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Templates and Resources

Round 2: Executive Summary Resources

Round 2: Executive Summary Resources


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Peter Rowan

Lawrence K. Johnson Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship

Amelia Marckworth

Amelia Marckworth

Director of Community - on leave

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Janie Ng

Interim Director of Community

Wednesday Workshop #1: Ideation and Problem Discovery

Wednesday Workshop #1: Ideation and Problem Discovery