Burton D. Morgan Business Model Competition

The Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship at Purdue University organizes an annual Business Model Competition.

The 2019 iteration of this event has been completed.  Congratulations to our winners listed below:


  1. SnapWire - Matt Twardowski and Martin Dimitrov
  2. OPSUS - Andrew Ulmer and Zohar Kapach
  3. FlykeArt - Juan Pablo Mascaretti, Samantha Tinney, Federico Brandt, Ignacio Lay, Juan Ramirez, Jose Valbuena and Yuhon Roh 
  4. RightFit - Siva Chadulvula and Adam Dachowicz

Social Entrepreneurship

  1. Global Sign - Yasmeen Hafeez, Seba Kaakeh and Heya Kaakeh
  2. StemNode - Damiel Bampoh and Raymond Redcorn
  3. Greeks for Good - Hayley Farmer
  4. Engineering for Social Good - Claudio Freitas and Zach Beyer

The competition format provides participants with an opportunity to develop and improve transferable skills that will serve them well within this specific competition but also be valuable throughout their career journey.  The workshops, seminars, and training provided for participants are delivered by different organizations across Purdue University (Purdue Foundry, Krannert School of Management, Purdue Polytechnic, Communications, etc).  This element to the Business Model Competition introduces the students to new frameworks, methodologies, and approaches that they can apply in future endeavors.

There are two team categories

Teams participated in one of the following groups/cohorts:

  • Business to Business (B2B): This category focuses on the exchange of products, services, or information between businesses, rather than between businesses and customers.
  • Social innovation / non-profit: Ideas primarily focusing on addressing socio-economic needs/challenges – may be in developing countries or underserved populations.