The Burgess New Venture Challenge combines the Broad Business Model competition, sponsored by the MSU Eli Broad College of Business/Burgess Institute, and the GreenLight Michigan Business Model Competition, managed by Spartan Innovations. The newly formed competition focuses on providing Michigan State University students the resources, support, and programming necessary to maximize their ideas and potential. The challenge offers a total prize of $50,000 cash prizes.

If this company won a monetary award at GreenLight Michigan or Broad Business Model Competition in 2018, I am not eligible for Burgess New Venture Competition 2019.

Students graduating December 2018 are eligibile to compete, as long as they will still have a MSU student on their team who owns equity in spring 2019.

Apply today! Applications are open until January 16, 2019. 

Your next step is to attend one date each of the five required workshops! These are each held at 325 E. Grand River Ave., 300 Room, East Lansing, MI 48823. These will each run from 12-1pm. You can register for these at eship.msu.edu/calendar.

Business Model & Value Proposition Canvases: October 1, November 5, January 9, Feburary 4

Go-to-Market & Pitch Decks: October 8, November 7, January 14, February 11

Financial Modeling: October 15, November 12, January 16, February 18

Business Plans: October 22, November 26, January 23, February 25

Legal: October 29, November 19, January 30, February 27

The Burgess New Venture Challenge combines the Broad Business Model competition, sponsored by the MSU Eli Broad College of Business/Burgess Institute, and the GreenLight Michigan Business Model Competition, managed by Spartan Innovations. The newly formed competition focuses on providing Michigan State University students the resources, support, and programming necessary to maximize their ideas and potential. The challenge offers a total prize of $50,000 cash prizes.

If this company won a monetary award at GreenLight Michigan or Broad Business Model Competition in 2018, I am not eligible for Burgess New Venture Challenge 2019.

Students graduating December 2018 are eligibile to compete, as long as they will still have a MSU student on their team who owns equity in spring 2019.


Apply today! Applications are open until January 16, 2019. 


Your next step is to attend one date each of the five required workshops! These are each held at 325 E. Grand River Ave., 300 Room, East Lansing, MI 48823. These will each run from 12-1pm. You can register for these at eship.msu.edu/calendar.

Business Model & Value Proposition Canvases: October 1, November 5, January 9, February 4

Go-to-Market & Pitch Decks: October 8, November 7, January 14, February 11

Financial Modeling: October 15, November 12, January 16, February 18

Business Plans: October 22, November 26, January 23, February 25

Legal: October 29, November 19, January 30, February 27