Business Model Canvas Competition

About the Competition

New this fall!  Learn how to present your business idea using the Business Model Canvas, a one-page business plan, for your chance to win one of three $500 cash prizes.

The First Round will be an online application (see below) due September 13 at 11:59 pm. On September 16, fifteen finalists will be notified that they have advanced to the Final Round. The Final Round will take place on September 18 from 2 – 4 pm via Zoom. Finalists will have 5 minutes to present their Business Model Canvas to a panel of judges, with 2 minutes for questions.

If you are interested in competing, please complete the application below. As a reminder, the deadline to submit an application is September 13 by 11:59 pm.

New to the Business Model Canvas?  Learn more about it by attending our Business Model Canvas workshop.


Open to all Iowa residents and Iowa State students.

Timeline of Competition

September 9 // 12 – 1 pm // Business Model Canvas Workshop

September 13 // 11:59 pm // DEADLINE to submit application

September 16 // Finalists will be notified and schedule of presentations sent

September 18 //  2 – 4 pm // Business Model Canvas Competition

All events will take place via Zoom.


Business Model Template (PPT)