FLC Students & Recent Alumni, you could win up to $5,000!

Your fledgling business idea could earn you $5,000 in this year’s Hawk Tank Business Plan Competition hosted by the Fort Lewis College School of Business Administration and Office of Alumni Engagement. The competition is open to teams led by current FLC students and recent graduates*. Business plans in any industry are eligible for participation.

Creating a business plan is a pivotal stage of a business’s development. The process of crafting a plan and translating its viability helps set up a business for funding and long-term success. The FLC Business Plan Competition is a prime opportunity to take a new business idea from concept to storefront, and can earn successful plans prizes up to $5,000.

A series of educational programs prior to the day of competition help participants grow their skills and network with the Durango business community. Participating teams also can be partnered with mentors in the Durango business community.

Dates & Deadlines

  • Due Date for Intent to Participate - Monday, February 17, 2020
  • Final business plan submission - Monday, March 23, 2020
  • Winners will be announced and prizes at the SOBA Banquet - Saturday, April 18, 2020

Workshops & Events

Workshops are available to all Hawk Tank participants (high school, college and alumni tracks) as well as the community. View the entire list of events

Can't make it to an information session or  workshop on campus? No problem. Watch a live-stream of the event on the SOBA Facebook page.

Apply now!


* Eligibility
  • Business plans in any industry may participate.
  • Open to current FLC students and alumni who graduated between Spring 2014 and Fall 2019.
  • Individuals and teams of up to five members led by eligible students or alumni are eligible.

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