UGA's Next Top Entrepreneur

The Entrepreneurship Program invites you to take part in UGA's Next Top Entrepreneur hosted each year during Athens' StartUp Week April 9-13, 2018.

UGA's Next Top Entrepreneur is open to student startup teams from all over the country. During this live event, teams pitch their existing business or idea in front of an audience and a panel of judges who have experience in the startup and business world. The winning team is awarded $10,000!

The Live Final Competition will be held April 12th, 2018. 


Who Is Eligible

Students from any college or university with a solid business idea, concept, and/or existing business who are looking to take it to the next level.

Startup Team Requirements

  • At least two team members must be an active undergraduate/masters student (no doctoral students).
  • The startup must have less than $1 million in annual sales.
  • Only 4 members of the team may participate in the competition (no exceptions).
  • Have a registered LLC within the United States
  • At least two student team members must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • There is no limit on the type of business!

How to Apply

The application portal is now open through March 18th, 2018. Click here to apply now!

 2017  Winner : Jesse Lafian of Reservoir LLC

2017  Winner : Jesse Lafian of Reservoir LLC

2016 Winners: Vollarte with their $10,000 check!