Entrepreneurial Growth Initiative

Encouraging the Next
Generation of Entrepreneurs

Supporting Future Business Leaders through Business Plan Competitions

In an ongoing effort to promote the growth of new businesses and support student entrepreneurs, Dun & Bradstreet has developed the Entrepreneurial Growth Initiative (EGI).

EGI is a program that sponsors undergraduate and graduate business plan competitions across the nation with awards to top placing teams. EGI is designed to help emerging student entrepreneurs establish real businesses and introduce young entrepreneurs to the concept of monitoring and building their company's credit and credibility.

For Universities and Colleges

Are you interested in sponsorship support from Dun & Bradstreet? We will sponsor business plan competitions affiliated with a college or university-based organization. Learn more and apply for sponsorship.

For Student Entrepreneurs

Looking to jump start your new business venture? Take advantage of a complimentary one-year subscription of Small Business Starter,* available to student entrepreneurs seeking to establish their business credit and promote themselves online.

Are you a first place winner of your school’s business plan competition? Congratulations! Redeem your award.

*A promo code is needed to redeem your complimentary one-year subscription to Small Business Starter. Please check with your school administrator to obtain your school's unique promo code and instructions on how to redeem your complimentary business credit product.