Annual Business Plan Competition








About the Competition  

Main Guidelines


Additional Information









On November 25, 2016 the Finals and the Award Ceremonyof the XVIII Annual Student Business Plan Competition were held.

This year we received 183 business plans from 36 cities, 9 countries (Russia, Croatia, Germany, France, Poland, Kazakhstan, Switzerland, Ireland, Bosnia and Herzegovina) and  62 higher education institutions. The number of participants reached 344 people.

At the finals the 10 best projects selected by the jury in the qualification round were presented. The following projects became the winners of the competition:


Project Name

Team Members Names


1 place


Dreano Thibaut
Ranjan Ayush
Kostina Kristina

St. Petersburg State University (St. Petersburg, Russia), Warsaw School of Economics (Warsaw, Poland)

2 place

Lego Brick

Sagitzhanov Askar Orazaliuly

Abilkassym Bexsultan Yerkinuly

University of National Economy (Almaty, Kazakhstan)

3 place


Harvis Michal
Baeriswyl Jan
Bodner Martin
Alexandrova Maria

St. Petersburg State University (St. Petersburg, Russia), University of St. Gallen (St. Gallen, Switzerland), Trinity College Dublin (Dublin, Ireland)

Special Nomination “Best Business Plan in the Sphere of Social Entrepreneurship”

Subway without Limitations

Vjuzhanina Irina

Sidorova Margarita

Trufanova Natalia


Novosibirsk State University of Economics and Management (Novosibirsk, Russia)


We congratulate the winners, thank all the participants for the interesting and innovative projects and invite everyone to take part in the XIX Annual Student Business Plan Competition in 2017!



 About the competition

The business plan competition was first organized in 1999 as a joint project of the Graduate School of Management, SPbU (GSOM) and Professor Godwin Wong (Ph.D. from Harvard University; Professor at the faculty of Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, USA). The business plan competition has been held at the Graduate School of Management, SpbU for the last 18 years and, over these years, it has become a good tradition.


The main goal of the competition is to stimulate and nourish student entrepreneurial spirit, encourage entrepreneurial activities among students from any major, and examine students’ business ideas for their realization capacity.


Every year we receive large number of applications from talented people who present their unique business ideas. The XVII Annual Student Business Plan Competition was held in November 2015 and became one of the most successful in the history of the competition. 157 business plans from 40 cities and 65 universities from Russia and abroad were accepted for participation in the competition.  The number of participants equaled to 411 people. We hope that the XVIII Business Plan Competition will improve these records!


We invite students to take part in the competition!


The Total Prize Pool in 2016 –  RUB 370 000!


The first three prizes are provided by the Center for Entrepreneurship (Moscow).


Also we have a special nomination:

“Best Business Plan in the Sphere of Social Entrepreneurship” established by the Fund of Regional Social Programs “Our Future”.  




 Main Guidelines
  • University students (including doctoral) are allowed to  participate in the competition;
  • Business plans should be written either in Russian or in English by teams consisting of TWO to FOUR members;
  • Registration is required to take part in the competition


 For the full list of the competition guidelines please follow the link: Guidelines of the XVIII Annual Student Business Plan Competition



 Additional information






You have time to registration left:



 Have questions?

Eleonora Shmeleva

Competition coordinator


8 (812) 323 – 84 - 53