What is Model Entrepreneur?
Model Entrepreneur®, ME, is a global competition hosted by Columbia Business School's Venture For All® Program, with the goal to encourage young talents to stand out from pure imagination and speak out innovative ideas with business feasibility. Unlike any business competitions, ME participants will be able to receive proper guidance and suggestions on their business models through VFA Clubs across the globe. Participants will also have the opportunity to join official programs at Harvard, Columbia, Stanford, Caltech, Berklee, and Pratt, to further enhance their entrepreneurship skills (certification and Professors' recommendation letter included).
Please note: The first round deadline has passed.
Registration: September 15, 2016 - November 21, 2016
Business proposal submission: November 28, 2016
Finalist announcement and professor feedback: December 12, 2016
Registration: December 12, 2016 - February 23, 2017
Business proposal submission: February 28, 2017
Finalist announcement and professor feedback: March 10, 2017
Powerpoint/video submission deadline: April 17, 2017
Physical competition at Shanghai High School International Division (three rounds): April 22, 2017
1. Every team comprises of three to four members with one group leader as a single point of contact with ME. Participants can create their own teams consisting of at least three members, or ME will assign members based on participants' geographical regions
2. Each team member should be a current high school student
3. Registration price: 700RMB/person (USD$100/person), please visit www.ivyedugrp.org for more information.
Winning teams will be able to choose to attend any of IEG's official Programs (with certificate of completion and recommendation letter [except Harvard], each team member could choose to attend a different Program).
IEG will provide scholarship for Program fees under the following structure (does not include air fare, visa fees, or any personal expenses); programs might not be available during the same year:
1st place – USD $3,000 per person for IEG Programs
2nd place – USD $2,500 per person for IEG Programs
3rd place – USD $2,000 per person for IEG Programs
4th place – USD $1,800 per person for IEG Programs
5th place – USD $1,500 per person for IEG Programs
6th-12th place – USD $1,000 per person for IEG Programs
1. Best video – 1st, 2nd, 3rd
2. Best product/service presentation
3. Best branding/marketing
Please e-mail email@example.com if you were to have any questions.