Global James McGuire Business Plan Competition
The McGuire Business Plan Competition is Laureate’s signature entrepreneurship competition, open to all members of the Laureate network, both undergraduate and graduate, and intended to support current students who are pursuing entrepreneurial ventures. Started in 2007, the competition has supported more than 20 student teams working in a variety of fields. The competition has a truly global reach and aims to be a diverse, innovative means of support for students using the skills learned at their institutions to start and sustain unique business ventures. The competition was created in 2007 by Douglas L. Becker, chairman and CEO of Laureate Education, Inc., in order to honor James H. McGuire, a former member of Laureate’s board of directors and an innovator and entrepreneur in his own right.
The selected finalists and winners receive in-depth coaching and mentorship support from internal and external partners, including academics, successful entrepreneurs and peers on their own entrepreneurial journey, both during the time of their final presentations and throughout the year following their selection.