Draper Data Science
Business Plan Competition

For Student Entrepreneurs in North America

Friday, April 12, 2024
Weston Conference Center
UTSA San Pedro I


The UTSA Draper Data Science Business Plan Competition is designed to empower student entrepreneurs in North America to advance business ventures that leverage data science to generate value with the potential to globally reshape lives and workplaces.

Student-led business teams competing in the UTSA Draper Data Science Business Plan Competition can win cash investments of up to $75,000 for their ventures, all while benefitting from invaluable mentorship and insights provided by seasoned experts and judges.

Group photos of the UTSA Draper Data Science Business Plan Competition winners

Draper Competition Finalists

Teams to Compete

Autowatch - UTSA - San Antonio, TX
EpyDiagnosis - Tec de Monterrey - Monterrey, Mexico
Live Stream - Rice - Houston, TX
Penta Labs - ITAM - Mexico City, Mexico
Samuel by Aptitude Medical Modeling - UTSA & UT Health - San Antonio, TX
Sonar Sights - UTSA, UT Health, A&M Corpus Christi, San Antonio, TX & Corpus Christi, TX

Person speaking at Draper Competition

$75,000 in Cash Prizes

1st Place: $30,000
2nd Place: $20,000
3rd Place: $10,000
Honorable Mention: $5,000
Fan Favorite: $5,000

At the judges' discretion, an extra $5,000 can be awarded to any team(s). Winners may be subject to tax laws, where applicable.

“Data science will drive the greatest transformations of the next few decades. Business plan competitions tend to encourage and attract those people who are going to make those transformations. Melissa and I have found these competitions to be a magnet for progress and change.”