The deadline for submitting your completed business proposal is Thursday, November 2nd at 9:00 AM EST.

A panel of judges will review each of your digital submissions, and 3 undergraduate finalists and 3 graduate finalists will be selected.  The judges will hear each finalist’s presentation on Wednesday, November 15th, and reconvene to select a winner based on the combined digital submission and presentation scores.  There are a total of 50 points that will be awarded for your digital submissions. The finalists will be determined by the highest score. The Weiser Center for Real Estate will provide a selection of the judge’s feedback to all participants after November 2nd. 

  • Business idea clarity and value proposition (up to 10 points)
  • Originality of idea/product/service (up to 10 points)
  • Financial feasibility (up to 10 points)
  • Market opportunity/size/risk analysis (up to 10 points)
  • Implementation feasibility (up to 10 points)
  • Consult the Kresge Library Research guide to learn more about available resources.
  • If needed, the Tozzi Center at the Ross School of Business has access to CoStar for real estate market research.

This program is open to any undergraduate or graduate student attending the University of Michigan.

The Weiser Center for Real Estate will let you know if your submission has meet the baseline criteria and has been sent to the judges.

Yes – by November 9th, the Weiser Center will notify all finalists.

At least one of your teammates will be required to deliver a 5-minute pitch presentation about your business idea.

Yes – students have until Friday, September 29th to request support from the Weiser Center to help find teammates.  If you completed the interest form, you will also have access to a database of interested students whom you can reach out to directly.  For questions about finding teammates, email Colleen Triezenberg at

  • Teams may not exceed four current University of Michigan students.
  • Your team must be strictly composed of all undergraduate students or all graduate students.  Teams cannot be a mix of undergraduate and graduate students.

Contact our Student Affairs Program Manager, Colleen Triezenberg, at

Please submit the published link to your Google Site using this form.  Ensure that your entry is publicly viewable.

Yes – we will review your materials and alert you to any missing information  if they are sent to us by Monday, October 30th by 9:00 AM EST

The Weiser Center will recognize winning teams on our website, including business name and a short overview, but will not divulge any critical business information

Yes.  As you are essentially answering the question of why your proposal should be chosen for development of the site, you should seek to address any relevant community concerns that are revealed in your research.