Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Quinlan Social Enterprise Competition

Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business is pleased to announce the fourth annual Quinlan Social Enterprise Competition (Quinlan SEC). The Quinlan SEC is open to all individuals and teams from around the world who meet the criteria listed below for this business plan competition.

The Competition will take place on Saturday, April 9, 2016, beginning at 1 p.m. on the 10th floor of the Schreiber Center, which is home to Loyola University Chicago's Quinlan School of Business. Location →

The Quinlan Social Enterprise Competition encourages an entrepreneurial spirit focused on the common good and allows participants to build new value and competitive advantage by addressing community needs through new business development. Social enterprises today must take into account not only profitability, but also the business’s impact on the environment and people in the society.

The Competition provides participants with a venue to develop confidence and interdisciplinary skills relating to writing a complete business plan and executive summary.

In addition, the top five business plans will be chosen to present to successful investors and professionals serving in today’s business market. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three business plans to provide capital to take the team’s business idea and continue to move toward fruition.

For 10 years, Quinlan has hosted a Business Plan Competition, but in the past several years began focusing on the developing area of social enterprises. 

About the Competition