Build Your Dream Student's Business Plan Competition


    Each team must have a minimum of 3 participants that are currently attending NJCU.

    The New Jersey City University (NJCU) Build Your Dream™ Competition is been organized to promote entrepreneurship and the development of start-up and early stage companies at NJCU. The competition will encourage the submission of original business concepts that will lead to the development of new growth businesses. The competition will offer a wide range of networking and team building events. The purpose of this competition includes;
    • The education of students in the process of creating and evaluating new business ventures;
    • To inspire students to consider entrepreneurship as a career choice and a potential launch pad for those students who wish to actually start a business venture.
    Before beginning the application process by completing the Team Registration form, please be sure to read through the Rules & Eligibility Requirements (.pdf) of the competition.


    • Financial & Business Plan Workshops
    • Submit Business Plan Intent to Compete Form 
    • Student Teams Receive Feedback 
    • Business Idea Pitch Workshop 
    • Business Plan Competition Presentations / Judging  
    A variety of resources are available to all participants in the competition to help complete each stage of the competition. Workshops and feedback will be offered prior to the Business Plan Competition Presentations and Judging. Faculty and staff will be on hand to provide guidance and structure for your written business plans (see list below). Additional online resources, Competition Forms and sample plans are also available. 
    Joseph Tetteh -Business Development Incubator (BDI); 285 WSA
    Jane McClellan – NJCU Office of Alumni Relations; H-315
    Wanda Rutledge – NJCU Business Administration Depart.; P-414