By Jay Maharjan on November 7, 2007

Lately, I have come across many business plan competitions online. A business plan contest is a great starting point for budding, aspiring entrepreneurs and can very well turn out to be a good source to get start-up capital. Here is a list of few contests that I have found. My past posts on Business Plan basics address the outline that will help you create a structure for your plan. While writing a plan, try to be creative and have fun doing it. Good luck!

ATG e-Commerce Business Plan Competition
Per ATG’s website, its an e-Commerce Business Plan Competition for aspiring e-Commerce entrepreneurs. The winning plan will get $ 50,000 in capital to start the business. Entry deadline is January 30, 2008.

Ideablob Monthly Business Idea Contest

Ideablob is giving away $ 10,000 every month for new business ideas. Submission criteria for Ideablob is broader. Visit their website to get details.

Intuit’s “Just Start” Startup Contest
Its grand prize is $ 50,000 ( a grant of cash and services ) and two prizes of $ 5,000. Deadline to enter is December 15, 2007