Competition Stages

Kickoff Workshop/Webinar Presented by SMART-TANK™
Teams invited to a two hour workshop to learn about business plan development and the competition process.

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Phase I – Submission of Business Plan Drafts
Teams submit their business plan through the SMART-TANK™ online business plan application portal.

Phase II – Mentor Feedback and Final Business Plan Submissions
Each team is assigned a mentor(s) to review the information submitted.  Teams are encouraged to revise and/or enhance the business plan based on constructive feedback provided by the mentor(s).

Phase III – Selection of Finalists
The final business plans are reviewed by a team of mentors and judges and finalists are selected.

Phase IV – SMART-TANK™ Final Presentations
The finalists make presentations to the panel of judges who select the Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winners.


Business team at presentationPrizes are typically awarded at an evening awards banquet attended by all of the student, faculty, mentor/judges and corporate sponsor participants.

Contact us today to learn more about sponsorship opportunities or hosting a SMART-TANK™ competition at your university for the 2016/2017 academic year.