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Have you heard? The 2023 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition Finals are taking place live in New York City on October 4th as part of EDTECH WEEK 2023! Get early-bird pricing on tickets now through July 14. Can't make it to NYC? We'll be live streaming the finals for free (registration required).

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Better than ever.

The 2023 Milken-Penn GSE EBPC unveils new incentives and more value to competitors than years past:

  • Dedicated advisor for venture and pitch development. Through the Catalyst @ Penn GSE virtual accelerator, Catapult, finalists will receive a complimentary, personalized assessment of their venture’s development and get matched with a dedicated, strategic advisor to advance their venture and perfect their pitch before the final competition.
  • Live, in-person finals. For the first time since 2019, finalists will deliver their pitch live and in-person, gaining more exposure among investors and potential customers at the Finals in October.
  • Promotional opportunities. Finalists will have multiple opportunities for in-person and virtual promotion, including participation in the Finalist Showcase in association with ISTE’s global conference in Philadelphia this June, and digital promotion across Catalyst’s multimedia programming.
  • More eligible ventures—from $0.00 to $1.5 million in revenue. No revenue needed! We're also expanding eligible ventures to include those who have generated up to $1,500,000 in revenue in the last twelve months.

Cash & Prizes

Since 2010, the Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition has awarded more than $1.8 million in cash and prizes to education ventures making an impact through innovation. Each year, approximately $150,000 in cash and prizes are awarded to at least four winners, including the Michael & Lori Milken Family Foundation Grand Prize. Applications are narrowed to up to ten finalists, who compete in a final pitch competition—to be held live in New York City this year as part of EdTech Week!

Learn more about the competition rules and judging.


Our Sponsors

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