Milken-Penn GSE Business Plan Competition opens 4th March

Key points

  • Prestigious competition for education entrepreneurs
  • Influential partners: University of Pennsylvania & Milken Family Foundation
  • EduGrowth’s partnership offers global pathways
  • Dystech, EduGrowth’s 2019 Business Plan Comp winner qualifies for semi-final round

The Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition is considered the most prestigious and well funded business plan competition in the world. Established in 2010, the competition has awarded over US$1.4 million in cash prizes. The competition is exclusively for education entrepreneurs and celebrates and nurtures meaningful innovation in education. 

The competition is supported by two influential partners: The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and the Milken Family Foundation.

The University of Pennsylvania (Penn) is a private Ivy League university established in the 1700s by Benjamin Franklin, a founding father of the United States. The university is reported to hold one of the largest endowments and research budgets and boasts distinguished alumni including the current US President Donald Trump.

The Milken Family Foundation, founded by Michael and Lowell Milken in 1982, the foundation champions advances in education and educational entrepreneurship in America and globally.

Connecting Australian EdTech to the global ecosystem

EduGrowth are thrilled to partner with the Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition and offer early stage startups a pathway into this prestigious competition that attracts over 1,500 submission from 47 countries worldwide. 

While submissions open on 4th March and close on 15 April, one Australian EdTech, Dystech, the winner of the 2019 EduGrowth Business Plan Competition has secured its place in the semi-final round of the 2020 competition.

The competition is open to competitors worldwide and welcomes innovations intended for all learning environments including early learning, K-12, higher education, VET and corporate L&D.