Idea Application

Thank you for your interest in applying to the Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition!

NOTE: If you are choosing the Idea path, it means you do not have any of the following: customers, revenue, outside investment, or grants. If you already have any of these you are a venture and should apply for the Venture path.

All submissions must be completed and submitted by the application deadline.

Educational entrepreneurship ideas should outline the problem they address, offer a solution, discuss implementation and scaling possibilities, and describe the impact your proposed idea will have on teaching, learning, and/or education. Broadly construed, educational entrepreneurship initiatives can address a wide range of educational issues. This competition encourages applications in every conceivable educational setting – from early childhood through corporate/adult training, in settings and contexts anywhere in the world. We also welcome both nonprofit and for-profit submissions. In terms of focus, we invite submissions that address issues of curriculum, instruction, educator professional development, assessment and evaluation, collaborations, learning design, technological innovations, learning/school support tools, and more. In evaluating submissions, our judges will consider the importance of the educational problem, the merit and feasibility of the proposed solution, and the potential for widespread impact.

Applicant teams may include individual or team applicants; no experience in education is required. Please be sure to also review the Competition Rules before submitting your entry.

Thank you, and best of luck!

Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition Application

General Information
* - We suggest you include a name for your Organization/Idea, even if you haven’t decided for sure yet.
* - For the “formal applicant,” please provide the first and last name of the individual entering the competition OR the name of the organization entering the competition. Should the entry win a prize in the competition, the proceeds will go to the Formal Applicant listed here.
About You
Additional Information (optional)

The following information is optional and will not be used by the competition to judge or rate your submission.

* - Last job, or current position if you are employed by an entity other than your idea.
Does your idea have any of the following?
Competition Themes
About Your Idea
* - The video should be posted to YouTube and set to “Unlisted”.
* - Define the problem that you are trying to solve. What are the causes of the problem? Who does the problem affect?
* - Explain how your idea will solve this problem.
* - Describe your plan to design, build, test, roll-out, and scale your idea to solve this problem.


***Note : Once you submit your entry, you will not be able to return to it or make changes. Please be sure your application is complete before clicking submit. Thank you!