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Collegiate Great Brands Competition

Applications for the 2022 competition are open!

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About the competition

Student teams from across the country are invited to compete in the 2022 (in-person) Collegiate Great Brands Show on March 31, 2022. Bring your ideas or business for a chance to win $25,000.


In order to qualify for the event, student teams must meet the following requirements:

  1. Undergraduate students only.

    (No PMBA or EMBA students allowed, unless there is at least one enrolled full-time undergraduate student on the team. No full team of PMBA, EMBA, etc. students.)
  2. If a member of the team has graduated, they must have graduated within the past three semesters.
  3. Businesses must have less than $2 million in annual sales.
  4. Business must be consumer focused (business to consumer).


Teams are eligible for a maximum travel stipend of up to $1,500, including hotel accommodations.


Dates and deadlines

Competition: March 31, 2022 (in-person)

Application deadline: February 28, 2022

Finalists announced: March 10, 2022

Previous Winners

2021 Winner

Quokka Brew

Quokka Brew, UC Berkeley wins top prize of $25,000 to help fund their business.

2021 Competition Recap


2019 Winner

2019 Collegiate Great Brands Competition winners: Celise from American University

Celise, American University