Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition and Conference

Competition Details

2019 Winners Announced!

2020 Competition Details Coming Soon!

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The Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC) is open to applicants worldwide and offers a tremendous opportunity to entrepreneurs and investors alike. With a rich history of success, the EBPC has awarded over $1.4 million in cash prizes since 2010, and winners and finalists have gone on to raise more than $140 million in additional funding. Through its dynamic ecosystem, the EBPC celebrates meaningful innovations that address persistent and emerging problems in education.

Who Should Apply

The EBPC welcomes entrepreneurs with innovative ideas in education in areas of focus including:

  • Urban Education
  • Connecting Research to Practice
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Technology in Grades K through 12
  • Special Education & At-Risk Students
  • Open & Collaborative Solutions: The Education Ecosystem
  • Online & Distance Learning in Higher Education
  • Global/Borderless Education Solutions
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Workforce Learning

Competition Structure

Details about the application, competition structure, Semifinalists,  and Finalists for 2020 TBA.

Applicant Resources

As part of Catalyst @ Penn GSE, the EBPC is dedicated to nurturing entrepreneurs and helping to develop their ventures through a continuum of programming supporting education entrepreneurship before, during, and after the Competition. To learn more, visit


  • 2020 Prizes TBA