Final Event

AT CRUMMER IN

BUILDING INNOVATION

IN CENTRAL FLORIDA

The annual Venture Plan Competition, hosted by the Crummer Graduate School of Business every year since 2015, is Central Florida’s largest, most prestigious, and comprehensive business plan and pitch competition for startups. Open to all regionally headquartered startups, the annual competition is where teams battle for funding, exposure, and mentorship in front of the region’s top entrepreneurs, leaders, and venture capitalists. Participants compete for prize money before multiple distinguished judges panels, all of whom are successful investors and entrepreneurs. The competition continues to serve as the platform for Central Florida startup companies to gain exposure and funding.

Applications Closed

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Prize Packages

The total value of the prize packages, inclduing cash and in-kind services are well over $150,000 this year.

Equity Investment

Through SeedFunders, a Winter Park-based, early-stage venture fund, winner may be offered an additional $10,000
equity investment contingent upon agreeable terms and valuation.

Mentorship

You will get extraordinary mentorship from Central Florida's best entrepreneurs while competing to deliver the best pitch.

In partnership with

Crummer Graduate School of Business & Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship Programs to Help you Grow

The Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship (CFAE) is located within the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College. The CFAE provides MBA students, alumni, and business owners of growth companies with a variety of practical experiences, both in and out of the classroom, that promote successful entrepreneurship.
  • 9+ Student Programs
  • 7+ Community Initiatives
  • >50 Partners
Fast-Track to Success

The Timeline

  • Round 1
  • Round 2
  • Round 3

Jan 4, 2024
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11 AM
Thursday

Application goes live!

You can now submit your application via OrlandoVenturePlan.com

Feb 4, 2024
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11:59 PM
Sunday

Application Deadline

Submission Deadline

Feb 11, 2024
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12 PM
Sunday

Semi-Finalists Announced

We will announce the semi-finalists via email, followed by a press release.

February 15, 2024
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On Demand
Thursday

Pitch Workshop

Open to all applicants (including non-semifinalists), the Crummer School of Business will host a virtual pitch seminar.

Feb 21, 2024
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TBA
Wednesday

Semi Finalist Dry-Run

This optional virtual event will allow any semi-finalist to practice your pitches and get actionable feedback from our mentors.

Mar 6 & 7, 2024
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TBA
Wednesday & Thursday

Semi-Finals Round

Pitch Decks are due March 1st before the event. This event is closed to the public - judges, invited guests, and mentors only.

TBA
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8 AM
To be announced

Finals Attendance Registration Opens

Sign up to join us at Rollins College for our in-person pitch event and network with the local entrepreneurship community. Startups, investors, mentors - everyone is welcome.

Mar 20, 2024
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6 PM
Wednesday

Final Pitch Night

It has all come down to this. Who will win the 2023 Venture Plan Competition, and go home with $50,000 and many in-kind services?
A Launchpad for Success

Our Previous Winners

Ease Applications

2014, Exited in 2020

Stax Payments

2015, Exited in 2020

Mindstamp

2021

Ostrich

2022

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