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Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition

Impact

EBPC participants join a diverse ecosystem of entrepreneurs and mentors to support them in launching their ventures—which means you don’t need to be a winner to win big. Explore how EBPC founders are leveraging innovation to eliminate barriers for underserved communities and to create equitable outcomes for all learners across the education landscape.


Past Participants & Winners

Past participants have brought forth innovative ventures to solve problems in biomedical training, rural STEM education, chronic absenteeism, social entrepreneurship, and much more. Learn more about past participants and winners below.

 


 

Since 2010, the competition has awarded more than $1.5 million in cash prizes. Winners and finalists have gone on to secure more than $150 million in funding.

 


 

Meet Past Winners

2021 “Winnerviews” with Readlee, HomeWorks Trenton, Weird Enough Productions, and 9ijakids

Hear from the 2021 Milken-Penn GSE EBPC winners on bringing their ideas to life, growing their ventures, using research to develop their products and services, competing in the EBPC, and more!


Third Room, Milken Family Foundation Grand Prize Winner

Hear from founder Yefei Jin on the inspiration to build Third Room, tackling inequities to rethink career-readiness in rural communities, and the impact of winning the Milken Family Foundation Grand Prize.


CloudLabs, American Public University System Prize Winner

Hear from founder Jiovany Orozco on the inspiration to build CloudLabs, making a difference for all student and learners, and the impact of winning the American Public University System Prize.


Fulphil, Osage Venture Partners Audience Choice Prize Winner

Hear from founder Tiffany Yau on the inspiration to build Fulphil, empowering students to create change in their local communities, and the impact of winning the Osage Venture Partners Audience Choice Prize.

 

Alumni Spotlights

Browse success stories of past semifinalists, finalists, and winners who used the Competition as a launching pad for growing their ventures.

Students use BlocksCAD software on laptops.

Powering Education In Makerspaces

BlocksCAD—a web-based software design and modeling tool that helps students create models for 3D printing—was born out of a teaching necessity.

MentorPro poses for photo after winning 2018 EBPC grand prize.

Harnessing Technology for Improved Teacher Mentoring

MentorPro is a management tool for web and mobile devices that optimizes and coordinates the feedback process between mentors and teachers to support the teacher professional development.

ClassTag founder Vlada Lotkina with daughter.

Improving Education Through Teacher-Parent Communication

ClassTag is a streamlined parent-teacher communication platform that saves teachers time on parent communications and rewards them for increasing parent engagement with access to free classroom supplies.

Explore alumni profiles