The inaugural Business Model Competition (BMC) at UCF celebrates students who test their innovative ideas with potential customers and partners, and use what they learn to improve their proposals.

If you have an idea for a business or product, you can compete by presenting your business plan to our judges featuring prominent members of the local business community.

The competition goal is to train young entrepreneurs in the proper aspects of creating a company.

The BMC is for all current UCF students, regardless of major. The four finalists will share a cash prize pool of $5,000, with the BMC Champion winning $3,000 and an invitation to participate in the International Business Model Competition held at Harvard University May 3-4, 2013, for the grand prize of $25,000.

Proposals are due on Wednesday, Feb. 13.

The final competition in which the winners are announced will be on Friday, Feb. 22 in BA-1 room 238. Apply today or follow updates on