Then sign up for a contest with the Sawyer Business School’s Center for Entrepreneurship. We support internal and external competitions to help our students and alumni gain access to potential funds for commercializing entrepreneurial ideas. Want to apply for MassChallenge or the $1 Million Rice Business Plan Competition? We have the resources to help you win.

Innovative Ideas Competition

The Center's flagship competition, the annual Dr. Sushil Bhatia Competition for Innovative Ideas, helps budding entrepreneurs transform their ideas into business opportunities. Winners receive cash and in-kind services to help bring their ideas closer to commercialization.

E-Week Competitions

Every year, the Center hosts various competitions including Trivia, the Pitch Competition, and the Entrepreneurship Tradeshow, in celebration of Entrepreneurship Month in November. In 2013, the competitions drew nearly 600 students, across all schools. E-Week is held twice a year, in the fall and spring.