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Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition and Conference

Join an ecosystem of entrepreneurs.

Considered the most prestigious and well-funded competition of its kind, the Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition celebrates and nurtures meaningful innovations in education. Since 2010, it has awarded more than $1.5 million in cash prizes.

2021 Competition

Mar 10
Open for 2021 Applications
Apr 20
Application Deadline
Semifinalists Announced
Sept 1
Oct 5
EBPC Finals

What Sets Us Apart


The Brightest Minds

Over 2000 ventures from more than 50 countries have applied to the EBPC.


The Biggest Ideas

EBPC winners have championed innovations in medical learning, neurodiverse inclusion, and more.


Unrivaled Partners

EBPC is supported by the Michael & Lori Milken Family Foundation and Penn GSE.

The Brightest Minds

Shiv Gaglani

“The impact Milken-Penn GSE had on our business was significant. It was our first education competition, and it was eye opening. The contacts we made were formative. The judges and other participants are super-impressive people and that gives you a strong network of people, strategically aligned, with what you are doing whether you win or lose. And, of course, the financial award made a huge impact on our company. As a startup, it gave us months of runway. The win put us on the map.”

Shiv Gaglani

Osmosis Cofounder

Open to Applicants Worldwide

The EBPC is open to applicants worldwide. In addition, the EBPC welcomes the winners of select international business plan competitions to join our Competition as semifinalists.

MentorPro poses for photo after winning 2018 EBPC grand prize.

The Biggest Ideas

The 2018 EBPC GrandPrize winner, MentorPro, is a management tool for web and mobile devices that optimizes and coordinates the feedback process between mentors and teachers -supporting the teacher’s professional development. The three founders—Magdalena Izquierdo, Carol Neumann, and Cecilia Hevia —went on to win The Chilean Economic Development Agency national competition.

Read more about MentorPro

Our Sponsors

The Milken-Penn GSE EBPC is grateful to our generous and forward-thinking sponsors: