2020 Edward K. Aldag, Jr. Business Plan Competition


April 14, 2020, at the Bryant Conference Center

The Edward K. Aldag, Jr. Business Plan Competition was created to help students launch and grow their business ideas. Over the years, dozens of nascent companies have won funding or received assistance in bringing their business concepts to market. The outdoor recreation and travel platform Trips4Trade and video game developer High Five Studios are some recent winners.

For 2020, the competition includes tracks for UA students and UA faculty/staff. Please note, we have hosted a community-track competition in the past for members of the West Alabama community. This year the community competition will be held at The EDGE on April 28th. The community competition details are still being developed and will be posted to this page once finalized.

Get the Details

Think you’ve got a great idea? Use the links below to find out more about the competition and submit your intent to compete.

But first, read a press release detailing the 2020 Edward K. Aldag, Jr. Business Plan Competition’s new prize categories, including a distinct competition for UA faculty and staff, and one for innovative technology! These additional competitions and awards come thanks to our partners, UA’s Office for Research and Economic Development and the Alabama Power Foundation.

Community Competition

The community business plan competition will take place April 28 at The EDGE. More details will be posted to this page as they become available.

Location

Bryant Conference Center
240 Paul W. Bryant Drive
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Date and Time

Tuesday, April 14th, 2019
7:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Entry Requirements & Registration

The entry period for the 2020 Edward K. Aldag, Jr. Business Plan Competition will open on Februar y 7th. Please submit your intent to compete and business summary by March 11th.

  • Refer to this document for eligibility criteria and other details for the student competition.
  • Refer to this document for eligibility criteria and other details for the faculty/staff competition.
  • Participants can enter the competition individually or form teams.
  • The business submissions must be the team or individual’s own original work and ideas.
  • A given team can only compete in one of our Spring competitions.
  • Submission deadlines*:
    • Intent to compete (students and faculty/staff): March 11th
    • Draft presentation: March 26th
    • Final presentation: April 8th
    • *All deadlines are 11:59 PM CST on the date listed

If you have questions, feel free to reach out to the AEI team.

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