You are here: Home / Get Involved / Business Model Competition

Business Model Competition

An annual business model competition showcasing student entrepreneurs and Craig Culver.

Hosted by the Alta Resources Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UW Oshkosh, the business model competition seeks early-stage ventures that demonstrate a market-tested ability to adapt to customers’ needs. It is open to ventures led by one or more students enrolled in a college or university. 

Each contestant/team has four minutes to present their business model, followed by two minutes of Q&A with the judges. The top three teams receive receive seed money, in-kind services, and an automatic place in the Titan Accelerator Program.

The 2018 Culver's Business Model Competition was held on Nov. 14 2018. We had 10 contestants compete for $50,000 in cash and in-kind prizes. Congratulations to the winners:

1st Place: REWIRE, Nick Mclees & Cam Schneider
2nd Place: Pack-Its, Daniel Salazar
3rd Place: Now Serving Magic, Rajon Lynch
People's Choice Award: REWIRE, Nick Mclees & Cam Schneider

View a full gallery of photos:
View a video of the event: 

Thank you to all that attended. We look forward to seeing you next year!

Over $50,000 in cash and in-kind services! In addition, the top two contestants will each receive a spot in the 2020 Titan Accelerator Program. The overall winner will earn the opportunity to compete in the WI Big Idea Tournament (WBIT) and The Pitch in April 2020. The People's Choice Award is voted on by the audience. 

- Any student enrolled at UW Oshkosh, UW Fox Valley, or UW Fond du Lac.
- Open to all Undergraduate and Graduate students from any major or area of study.
Prior winners are not eligible to participate with the same business.

Student businesses can vary from a concept that has been recently developed to an operating business in need of capital. 

Application Submission Deadline - Thursday, Oct. 31
Announcement of Finalists - Friday, Nov. 1
Presentation Workshops / 1v1s - Nov. 4-Nov. 12
Culver's Business Model Competition - Thursday, Nov. 14



For more information, please contact Dan Brosman at or (920) 424-1826.

Document Actions

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh — Where Excellence and Opportunity Meet.