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Collegiate Great Brands Competition

Watch Live here April 1

Universities Represented:

Emory University - MyRecruiting Experts

Missouri University of Science & Technology - RollOut LLC

Carnegie Mellon University/ Georgia Institute of Technology - SimpL

Texas A&M University - Card Stock Exchange

University of California, Berkeley - Quokka Brew

University of Georgia - Somewhere Waffle

Washington University in St. Louis- Tylmen, Bop, and InTouch

Vanderbilt University - Ready Dress Go

About the competition

Student teams from across the country are invited to compete in the 2021 (virtual) Collegiate Great Brands Show on April 1, 2021. 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.


Applications will reopen in Spring 2022.

Stay tuned for the 2021 winner!

Dates and deadlines

Competition: April 1, 2021 (Virtual)

Application deadline: March 17, 2021

Finalists announced: March 24, 2021

Previous Winners

2019 Winner

2019 Collegiate Great Brands Competition winners: Celise from American University

Celise, American University

2018 Winner

2018 Collegiate Next Great Consumer Brands winners: CleanCult from Babson College

CleanCult, Babson College