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H-E-B School of Business & Administration Business Plan Competition Winners

Each fall, the H-E-B School of Business and Administration holds a UIW campus-wide Business Plan competition.

The winning team takes home a $2,000 cash prize. Second place is awarded $1,000.


The Business Plan Competition is open to all UIW students (undergraduate and graduate). Teams may also include one non-UIW student. Teams can be a single contestant or several people.


Teams will develop a product or service idea and create a plan to launch it in the marketplace, including the application of their knowledge about finance, management and human resources, marketing and consumers, accounting, business law and information systems.

All teams will receive thoughtful and positive feedback from professors and other community professional volunteers as they go through their plan’s development. A mentor will be assigned to teams who would like one. Other benefits to students include resume building, real-world advice, and of course, the top teams win cash prizes.

Participating in the Business Plan Competition allows students to develop their entrepreneurial skills. As students build their plans, they will practice problem solving, increase their ability to work with others, and improve their time management.


Exact dates for the 2017 Business Plan Competition have not yet been set. Please check back later for exact dates, times and locations. Below is a general timeline of events: 

    • September 2017 – Student teams declare their intent to participate. Requires providing a brief idea summary and contact information for all team members.
    • October 2017 – Business Plan Workshops will be held during the month of October for teams to receive assistance from experienced professionals.
    • November 2017 – Preliminary Presentations: A panel of experts will listen to and critique the in-progress work of the teams.
    • December 2017 – Final Written Plans due.
    • January 2018 – Awards Ceremony, Finalist teams present

More Information

Final plans should be submitted electronically to Dr. Jose F. Moreno, H-E-B School of Business & Administration, at or Phone (210) 930 8011.

All questions concerning the competition should also be submitted to Dr. Moreno.

Previous Winners

Below is a list of previous winners of the Business Plan Competition. Click on the links to read more about their winning business plans.




  • Niklas Blachnik and Kerstin Blachnik won first place in 2016-2017.

  • Bret Roberts won second place in 2016-2017.

  • Ramil Rodriguez won first place for his company Social Stash.

  • Clementine Kauffman, was awarded $2,000 for her business plan "Roll-out," a third-party provider of foam rollers and massage sticks geared towards athlete rehabilitation.

  • Business Plan Competition winners 2014, Garrett Townzen and Devin Judkins. "Texas Premiere Sports," a club sports organization that facilitates youth basketball tournaments.