Native Youth Business Plan Competition

Ages:High School, Undergraduate

Types:Submission, Presentation

Categories:Business, Entrepreneurship

Scope:National

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

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The Native Youth Business Plan Competition provides opportunities for Native youth to develop skills, cultivate new ideas, and connect with Native leaders for support in turning those ideas into businesses.

The 2021 event built on the success of the 2020 Native Youth Business Plan Competition and was a collaboration among First Nations, American Indigenous Business Leaders, and The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED).

Finalists Competed July 19, 2021, in Las Vegas!

Again in 2021, teams of youth participants submitted business plans to compete in three divisions — high school, college/university, and tribal college. Finalists then were selected to present their concepts in the onstage competition July 19, 2021, at the joint AIBL and RES 2021 Conferences in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Native Youth Business Plan Competition was designed to help Native students increase their knowledge and enhance their business, entrepreneurial, and academic skills to prepare them for business and entrepreneurship opportunities in the future. The competition provides an educational experience for students by learning the process of creating and presenting a business plan. It also simulates the real-world experience of entrepreneurs seeking start-up funds. The competition is ideal for Native students who:

  • Have a passion to create positive change within their local native communities
  • Have started a business or have an idea to ​start a business
  • Are interesting in enhancing their ​conceptual, organizational, written and oral presentation skills
  • Wish to demonstrate their ability to ​clearly communicate an idea to a group of experts and peers

Native Youth Business Plan Competition Award

Team Award.

  • 1st place – $2,500
  • 2nd place – $1,250
  • 3rd place – $750

Website: https://www.firstnations.org/projects/native-youth-business-plan-competition-2021/

Managing Organization: First Nations, American Indigenous Business Leaders, and The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED)

Contact:
Kendall Tallmadge
ktallmadge@firstnations.org
(303) 774-7836

Entry Fee: $

Eligibility:
Youth participants submitt business plans to compete in three divisions — high school, college/university, and tribal college.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

The Native Youth Business Plan Competition provides opportunities for Native youth to develop skills, cultivate new ideas, and connect with Native leaders for support in turning those ideas into businesses.

The 2021 event built on the success of the 2020 Native Youth Business Plan Competition and was a collaboration among First Nations, American Indigenous Business Leaders, and The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED).

Finalists Competed July 19, 2021, in Las Vegas!

Again in 2021, teams of youth participants submitted business plans to compete in three divisions — high school, college/university, and tribal college. Finalists then were selected to present their concepts in the onstage competition July 19, 2021, at the joint AIBL and RES 2021 Conferences in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Process

The Native Youth Business Plan Competition was designed to help Native students increase their knowledge and enhance their business, entrepreneurial, and academic skills to prepare them for business and entrepreneurship opportunities in the future. The competition provides an educational experience for students by learning the process of creating and presenting a business plan. It also simulates the real-world experience of entrepreneurs seeking start-up funds. The competition is ideal for Native students who:
  • Have a passion to create positive change within their local native communities
  • Have started a business or have an idea to ​start a business
  • Are interesting in enhancing their ​conceptual, organizational, written and oral presentation skills
  • Wish to demonstrate their ability to ​clearly communicate an idea to a group of experts and peers

Criteria

Awards

Native Youth Business Plan Competition Award

Team Award.

  • 1st place – $2,500
  • 2nd place – $1,250
  • 3rd place – $750

Participate

Website: https://www.firstnations.org/projects/native-youth-business-plan-competition-2021/

Managing Organization: First Nations, American Indigenous Business Leaders, and The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED)

Contact:
Kendall Tallmadge
ktallmadge@firstnations.org
(303) 774-7836

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
Youth participants submitt business plans to compete in three divisions — high school, college/university, and tribal college.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.