Top Ram Competition

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Prizes totaling more than $2000!

Other prizes include the Business Model Innovation and People’s Choice Award.
Business Support Services are tailored to the need of the business idea (Example: legal services, marketing services, design services, financial service, etc)

Competition take place December 6
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Field DEC Center Forum
*All submissions are due by November 23, 2016

The Top Ram Business Model Competition allows students to pitch their innovative business model in a bid to be the Top Ram. The winner of the Top Ram competition will demonstrate an innovative, impactful and viable business model. This competition is open to both undergraduate and graduate students (individual or group), as well as alumni and the winners will receive cash and other prizes.

Students have 5-7 minutes to make a presentation of their business model. This can be PowerPoint or other format that tells their story effectively, leveraging the subject matter in a business model canvass.

Who can enter:

  • Undergrad students enrolled in DEC Business Models can submit their final projects as long as it meets the general criteria.
  • Graduate students in MBA Business Models courses can submit their final projects as long as it meets the general criteria.
  • Students not enrolled in a Business Model class who wish to enter must sign up for at least one coaching session with the Blackstone LaunchPad.

How to Enter:

  1. Come up with a product/service idea that could be a business (you may use a project from class).
  2. Develop a business model canvas and executive summary for your idea.
    1. In your executive summary, please make sure you address these questions:
      1. What problem are you solving?
      2. What is your solution and what inspired it?
      3. Describe product or service idea
      4. Target audience (Who do you think your customer is)
      5. Competitors (What are your customers currently using to solve this problem)
  3. Fill out application at and attach your business model canvas , executive summary and presentation.
  4. If ready, submit your presentation with application


Schedule a coaching session at
OR Attend Top Ram focused workshops in DEC 101 every Thursday at 12:30 p.m.

All submissions are due by November 23, 2016.
*Finalists will be announced November 30th.

For questions or extra coaching to create a compelling business model canvas contact .