Register for the the 2016 Merage Business Plan Competition – 1/20/16


Register for the Business Plan Competition and submit your business idea for consideration for the Designing Solutions for Poverty Award TODAY!


Students who wish to register for the 2016 competition may do so HERE.

Registration Deadline is January 20, 2016.

Participants will form a team, submit their concept papers, attend competition related workshops and submit their final business pitch deck on April 22, 2016.

The competition culminates in The Final Presentation and Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 6, 2016, where prizes in excess of $100,000 in value will be awarded. Between the kick-off and finals, there will be six workshops offered, covering a broad area of business plan development skills led by expert practitioners from across Orange County. The Competition also provides individual team coaches to all teams that qualify for the semi-finals.

If you are interested in the Designing Solutions for Poverty Award, please contact the Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation at