To meet our goals for the year and create a sustainable, enriching program for our student entrepreneurs, the SMU Cox Graduate Entrepreneurship Club has set a large fundraising goal for the year.

All proceeds received will go directly to fund the prizes for the winners of the two competitions and funds will only be spent on new venture-related expenses.

How You Can Help

We are seeking the support of donors and sponsors to help us meet our fundraising goal. With your donation, you will be investing in the next generation of student-led businesses by giving them the opportunity to propel innovation and economic development further in our city. All donations are tax-deductible.

How Your Business Can Get Involved

Corporate sponsorship opportunities are also available for businesses that wish to partner with our program. This includes marketing opportunities on our website and at the two competitions which will be held on campus at SMU. We also welcome in-kind donations that provide services and support to our top-performing student businesses.

For all donation inquiries, please reach out to Austin Barrett, VP of Sponsorship Development, at

If you would like to donate today, please follow the simple instructions below:

  • Visit SMU Cox Giving
    1. Open the dropdown menu under “Which fund?”
    2. Select “SMU Business Plan Competition”
    3. Proceed to fill out the form