Business Idea Competition
2015 Business Idea Competition Final Results
Graduate Division Winner-TraceIT: Kiran Devaprasad, William White
Undergraduate Division Winner-WeBe: Raviteja Lingineni
Graduate Division Winner– Dosa Wala @ UTD: Ritu Pandey, Pavan Kumar Kanteti
Undergraduate Division Winner– ClassBuds: Noa Barazani
Graduate Division Winner– TravelHop: Olia Bosovik, Neha Kashyap, Jeanne Whitesides, Chiao Chang
Undergraduate Division Winner– Torus: Christian Cortes, Jai Ghanekar, Hans Ajieren
People’s Choice Award
Graduate Division Winner: Dosa Wala @ UTD
Undergraduate Division Winner: Torus
The UT Dallas Business Idea Competition is held annually and gives both undergraduate and graduate students from every school on campus the opportunity to develop and present their business ideas while competing for $20,000 in cash and scholarship prizes.
Past winners have gone on to start successful companies and to compete for additional prize money in business plan competitions around the world. Our judges, prominent members of the business community, include CEOs, entrepreneurs and investors.
Do you have the next BIG idea? Come swim with the sharks and enter the UT Dallas Business Idea Competition!
This year, the Business Idea Competition has almost doubled last year’s engagement. We kicked off the program with an information session and kick off party where 350 students attended. This year we received over 100 team applications, up from 65 last year.
On November 20th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. we are hosting our final pitch event where the top 6 teams will present to an audience of nearly 1,000 students, partners, and startup community members as well as a panel of special judges. Our judges this year include Mark Cuban, Swapnil Bora, Lea Nesbit, and Eve Mayer.
For more information, please contact Melissa Palmer.
Congratulations go to the following teams for being selected as 2015 Semi-Finalists who will present on November 19th to community judges:
Undergraduate Division Semifinalists (in no particular order)
- Pooping with Pals
- Smart Water Creations
- The Nap Room
- M Force Shark Surf
- Digital Coffee
- Collin Diversity Career Services
Graduate Division Semifinalists (in no particular order)
- Bath Souk
- Anything Anywhere
- Team Trident
- Dosa Wala @UTD
- Greenlight Dating
- Group 4
- Straight from the Heart Cards
The 2015 BIC Kickoff on September 11th connected nearly 300 students with leaders in the entrepreneurial community! Follow us @innovationUTD to stay connected on all things entrepreneurship!