Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition 2024 (Up to $80,000) – APPLY NOW

Applications are currently being accepted for the Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition 2024, which offers the potential to win up to $80,000. This competition is dedicated to supporting purpose-driven ventures that aim to address systemic inequities in education through innovative solutions.

Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition

Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition

Renowned as the most prestigious and generously funded education business plan competition, the Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition attracts innovative ideas from around the globe.

Since its inception in 2010, the competition has granted over $2 million in cash prizes, with winners and finalists securing more than $200 million in funding.


  • Michael & Lori Milken Family Foundation Grand Prize: $40,000
  • Cognativ Inc. Prize: $25,000
  • Magnitude Digital Prize: $10,000
  • Audience Choice Prize presented by Osage Venture Partners: $5,000


  • The competition is open to education ventures worldwide that present innovative solutions to address educational inequity, with a particular emphasis on ventures founded by and serving individuals from marginalized and historically underrepresented communities.
  • Applicants are encouraged to operate in a broad range of educational settings, spanning from early childhood through corporate and adult training.
  • Both nonprofit and for-profit submissions are welcome.

Application requirements 

Applicants are required to articulate the educational issue their venture addresses, present their innovative solution, and discuss scalability to showcase the equitable outcomes their proposed innovation can bring to the education field and other settings.

Application deadline

Applications must be submitted by February 19, 2024.

How to apply

To apply, click here. You can also click here for more information.

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