Norm Brodsky Business Concept Competition

Ages:High School

Type:Submission

Categories:Business, Entrepreneurship

Scope:National

Registration Closes
Nov 7, 2021 12:01am
America/New_York

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The Norm Brodsky Business Concept Competition is designed to recognize and promote exceptional effort, skill, and creativity among high school students. The winner of the senior pitch competition receives a full four-year tuition scholarship to Rider University.

 

The competition is sponsored by Norm Brodsky ’64 and his wife, Elaine. Norm, a long-time entrepreneur who is the namesake of Rider’s Norm Brodsky College of Business, founded eight successful businesses including Citi Storage, the largest privately owned archive business in the country.

The submission for this competition is a 400 (maximum) word business description that should clearly identify the product or service, who or what is the typical customer for this product or service, why the customer will want this product or service, and describe how the product or service will be provided to the customer.

A set of judges review all entries. The top five entries in each division will be invited to present their business concept at Rider University before a panel of judges. Scores will then be totaled to determine final placement. If you are a finalist in the senior division and are coming from beyond the local area, Rider University will provide transportation and lodging for the senior finalist. Rider does not want distance to deter a senior from entering the competition.
Norm Brodsky Business Concept Competition Award

Team Award.

Prizes for the High School Senior Competition:

  • 1st Place: 4-year, full-tuition scholarship* + a plaque + a trophy for your high school
  • 2nd Place: A plaque.
  • 3rd Place: A plaque.
  • *Scholarship is to attend Rider University and is contingent upon the student being accepted at Rider University, and continuing as a Rider student in good standing.
Prizes for the High School Sophomore and Junior Competition:
  • 1st Place: $750 + plaque + trophy for your high school + automatic entrance to the finals when you are a senior*
  • 2nd Place: $250 + plaque.
  • 3rd Place: A plaque.
  • *Automatic entrance to the finals assumes student formally applies to the competition as a senior – the student can use a similar or different concept.

Website: https://www.rider.edu/academics/centers-institutes/center-entrepreneurial-studies/high-school-business-concept-competition

Managing Organization: Rider University's Norm Brodsky College of Business

Contact:

lhudicka@rider.edu

Entry Fee: $

Eligibility:
Sophomores, juniors, and seniors at any high school. While all sophomore, junior and senior high school students are eligible to apply, the competition will take place in two divisions. Sophomores and juniors will compete in the lower division while seniors compete in the higher division. However, all finalists (and family and friends) for both divisions are invited to the live finale and banquet.

Registration Closes
Nov 7, 2021 12:01am
America/New_York

Overview

The Norm Brodsky Business Concept Competition is designed to recognize and promote exceptional effort, skill, and creativity among high school students. The winner of the senior pitch competition receives a full four-year tuition scholarship to Rider University.

 

The competition is sponsored by Norm Brodsky ’64 and his wife, Elaine. Norm, a long-time entrepreneur who is the namesake of Rider’s Norm Brodsky College of Business, founded eight successful businesses including Citi Storage, the largest privately owned archive business in the country.

Process

The submission for this competition is a 400 (maximum) word business description that should clearly identify the product or service, who or what is the typical customer for this product or service, why the customer will want this product or service, and describe how the product or service will be provided to the customer.

Criteria

A set of judges review all entries. The top five entries in each division will be invited to present their business concept at Rider University before a panel of judges. Scores will then be totaled to determine final placement. If you are a finalist in the senior division and are coming from beyond the local area, Rider University will provide transportation and lodging for the senior finalist. Rider does not want distance to deter a senior from entering the competition.

Awards

Norm Brodsky Business Concept Competition Award

Team Award.

Prizes for the High School Senior Competition:

  • 1st Place: 4-year, full-tuition scholarship* + a plaque + a trophy for your high school
  • 2nd Place: A plaque.
  • 3rd Place: A plaque.
  • *Scholarship is to attend Rider University and is contingent upon the student being accepted at Rider University, and continuing as a Rider student in good standing.
Prizes for the High School Sophomore and Junior Competition:
  • 1st Place: $750 + plaque + trophy for your high school + automatic entrance to the finals when you are a senior*
  • 2nd Place: $250 + plaque.
  • 3rd Place: A plaque.
  • *Automatic entrance to the finals assumes student formally applies to the competition as a senior – the student can use a similar or different concept.

Participate

Website: https://www.rider.edu/academics/centers-institutes/center-entrepreneurial-studies/high-school-business-concept-competition

Managing Organization: Rider University's Norm Brodsky College of Business

Contact:

lhudicka@rider.edu

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
Sophomores, juniors, and seniors at any high school. While all sophomore, junior and senior high school students are eligible to apply, the competition will take place in two divisions. Sophomores and juniors will compete in the lower division while seniors compete in the higher division. However, all finalists (and family and friends) for both divisions are invited to the live finale and banquet.

Deadlines

Registration Closes
Nov 7, 2021 12:01am
America/New_York