COBI Events and Programs

COBI 2020 Business Innovation Competition


Do YOU have a great business idea? Enter the Business Innovation Competition for a chance to win up to $10,000!

If you have a great business idea, this may be your chance to win up to $10,000 to help you establish your business. The College of Business and Innovation (COBI) invites The University of Toledo faculty, staff and students to participate in a business innovation competition detailing your unique business idea.

This competition reflects UToledo’s belief in innovative thinking and is intended to advance a creative culture of growth in all areas of the University.

Competition Schedule:

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

  • Attend a question-and-answer session regarding the competition (optional)
  • Noon - 1:00 p.m.
  • PNC Entrepreneurship Lab, Savage & Associates Business Complex Room 3100

Friday, March 20, 2020

  • Submission deadline.

Friday, April 3, 2020

  • Submission deadline.

Friday, April 10, 2020

  • Finalists deliver presentations using the business model canvas.**
  • Noon - 5:30 p.m.
  • PNC Entrepreneurship Lab, Savage & Associates Business Complex Room 3100

Friday, April 24, 2020

The winners of the 10th Annual University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation's Business Innovation Competition will be announced on Friday, April 24, 2020, in the Savage & Associates Business Complex Room 3100.

Bus plan competition Flyer

This competition reflects UToledo’s belief in innovative thinking and is intended to advance a creative culture of growth in all areas of the University. UToledo College of Business and Innovation conducts the business model/plan competition. COBI reserves the right to withhold a cash award if no qualified proposal is received. In addition to cash prizes, awardees may receive assistance in areas such as intellectual property and business consultation.

The competition is open to all UToledo students, faculty and staff, while alumni can participate as a member of a  team involving current students, faculty or staff.

** For more information, please visit businessmodelgeneration.com/canvas or leancanvas.com.

See utoledo.edu/business for application instructions using  Lean LaunchPad concepts.


Registration starts soon!

Questions or comments on the competition can be directed to:
Dr. Sonny Ariss - Management Department Chair
419-530-4060
sonny.ariss@utoledo.edu

Click here to see 2019 Winners

Last Updated: 2/14/20