Calling All Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Compete in the Gustie Entrepreneur Cup! Posted on April 2nd, 2024 by

Are you a Gustavus student with a brilliant business idea? Then the Gustie Entrepreneur Cup is the perfect platform for you to turn your vision into reality! This exciting competition, hosted by the Gustavus Adolphus College Department of Business and Economics, challenges students to develop and pitch their business plans to a panel of esteemed judges.

Why Participate?

The Gustie Entrepreneur Cup offers a winning combination of recognition, reward, and opportunity:

  • Win Big: Compete for substantial prize money to help get your business off the ground.
  • Gain Valuable Experience: Refine your business plan, practice your pitch, and receive feedback from experienced professionals.
  • Network with Key Players: Connect with potential mentors, investors, and collaborators within the Gustavus community and beyond.
  • Boost your Resume: Showcase your entrepreneurial spirit and stand out from the crowd.
  • Fast Track to the Minnesota Cup: The winner of the Gustie Cup automatically advances to the semi-final round of the Minnesota Cup Student Division, a prestigious statewide competition.

Categories and Eligibility

The Gustie Entrepreneur Cup welcomes students to compete in two categories:

  • Scalable Business: Do you have a high-growth potential business idea with the potential to impact a large market?
  • Sustainable Business: Are you passionate about creating a positive social or environmental impact while building a successful business?

All Gustavus students, alumni, and members of the broader Gustavus community are welcome to attend the event and cheer on the participants.

Ready to Take the Plunge?

For more details about the competition schedule, judging criteria, and  application process, visit the official Gustie Entrepreneur Cup webpage  Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to take your business aspirations to the next level!

The Gustie Entrepreneur Cup: Where Innovation and Opportunity Collide!


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