Fowler Business Concept Challenge

Energizing the entrepreneurial spirit of USD students.

$45,000 in scholarships awarded to ignite entrepreneurial passion

The Fowler Business Concept Challenge energizes the entrepreneurial spirit of University of San Diego students from across campus. The sky is the limit on creative ideas and we encourage students to explore their entrepreneurship potential to make a positive impact on the world. Both finalists and semifinalists have the chance to win up to $45,000 in scholarships.

Organized by the Knauss School of Business' Entrepreneurship and Innovation Catalyzer, the Fowler Business Concept Challenge focuses on catalyzing the entrepreneurial spirit of our USD community. The challenge takes place during the fall semester and is open to all current USD undergraduate and graduate students, sparking new ideas from all over campus. No idea is too small. We are here to help you develop your entrepreneurial potential throughout the process.

Attend the 2021 FBCC

The Challenge

The Fowler Business Concept Challenge (FBCC) is for students focused on all kinds of business ideas. These include the more traditional, commercial venture ideas such as business-to-consumer models as well as business-to-business models, technology-based ventures, and business for good models. The possibilities are endless for your creative ideas.

Scholarships are awarded to the top four finalists and 16 semifinalists. All participants will be featured on the evening of the event, allowing you to get visibility and further support for your idea, whether you make it to the semifinals or not.

If you have any questions, please see additional information below or reach out to the Catalyzer team at


How to Participate:

  • Eligibility
  • Requirements
  • Important Dates and Deadlines
  • Semi-finalist Selection Criteria
  • Scholarship Prizes
  • Resources