RIT Business Model Competition

One Idea - $4000 for First Prize!

How lucky do you feel?

Submit your application to the RIT Business Model Competition. All full time RIT students in good standing are invited to apply.

Applications are due on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 8:00 AM. The finalists will be announced between Wednesday, March 7th and Friday, March 9th. Final presentations will be held on Tuesday March 20, 2018 at 6:00 PM in Student Innovation Hall (SIH-1600).



The winners for Spring 2018 are the following:

1.) OWA

2.) Ambient PV

3.) Quick Tix

4.) HiBeams

5.) Ripple 


Business plans should describe a potential new business by thoroughly answering all of the questions in the application.


A panel of outside entrepreneurs (and entrepreneur service providers) will judge the contest. Business plans are evaluated based primarily on their realistic potential for success. Other pertinent criteria include: Professionalism of the abbreviated business model, compelling nature of the market opportunity, market need (actual or perceived), value provided to customers, clear definition of target market (customers) and their accessibility, scalability of business and societal value reflected through stakeholders.

For more information contact Rupa Thind.