Project Echo’s High School Business Plan Competition

Ages:High School

Categories:Business, Entrepreneurship

Scope:State

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You have an idea, a product or service that will set the world on fire. Yet even with a great idea, entrepreneurs need to have a well-developed business description, marketing research, defined strategy and a thorough financial framework. Imagine you're on Shark Tank - how will you get the attention of the judges? You need more than an idea...you need a solid business plan.

 

Project ECHO’s High School Entrepreneurs’ Business Plan Competition simulates the real-world process of entrepreneurs soliciting start-up funds from investors. On competition day, teams present their start-ups to a panel of judges who will collectively evaluate the quality of the written business plans, along with the presentations.

 

Cash start-up funds (that can be applied toward college) are awarded to the top three teams in each competition category. This year, the categories are Products, Services, and Social Enterprise. Remember, in every competition, not everyone can win, but as every successful entrepreneur knows, failure is an inevitable part of the road to success. This competition aims to not only crown the winners, but to also help build a generation of successful business and community leaders who are willing to take risks.

Submit a business plan with your team and get invited to the finals where you will present to the judges.

Project Echo Award

Individual Award.

The Overall Winner will win the first-place prize of $1,000 in their category, in addition to the Overall Winner cash prize of $1,000 for a total award of $2,000! Each category of competition will award first, second and third place prizes. The following awards will also be presented:

  • Emily Chan Inspiration Award: A special award named after a beloved Project ECHO former executive director and given to a team that has overcome the most obstacles to attend and present at this competition.
  • Social Entrepreneurship Award: Awarded to a team that attempts to draw upon business techniques to find a solution to social problems taking into account a positive return to society and typically attempt to further broad social, cultural, and environmental goals, often associated with starting a charity.

Website: https://www.projectecho.org/competitions

Managing Organization: Project Echo

Contact:

info@projectecho.org
424-238-1884

Entry Fee: $

Eligibility:
High school students in Louisiana are encouraged to register.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

You have an idea, a product or service that will set the world on fire. Yet even with a great idea, entrepreneurs need to have a well-developed business description, marketing research, defined strategy and a thorough financial framework. Imagine you're on Shark Tank - how will you get the attention of the judges? You need more than an idea...you need a solid business plan.

 

Project ECHO’s High School Entrepreneurs’ Business Plan Competition simulates the real-world process of entrepreneurs soliciting start-up funds from investors. On competition day, teams present their start-ups to a panel of judges who will collectively evaluate the quality of the written business plans, along with the presentations.

 

Cash start-up funds (that can be applied toward college) are awarded to the top three teams in each competition category. This year, the categories are Products, Services, and Social Enterprise. Remember, in every competition, not everyone can win, but as every successful entrepreneur knows, failure is an inevitable part of the road to success. This competition aims to not only crown the winners, but to also help build a generation of successful business and community leaders who are willing to take risks.

Process

Submit a business plan with your team and get invited to the finals where you will present to the judges.

Criteria

Awards

Project Echo Award

Individual Award.

The Overall Winner will win the first-place prize of $1,000 in their category, in addition to the Overall Winner cash prize of $1,000 for a total award of $2,000! Each category of competition will award first, second and third place prizes. The following awards will also be presented:

  • Emily Chan Inspiration Award: A special award named after a beloved Project ECHO former executive director and given to a team that has overcome the most obstacles to attend and present at this competition.
  • Social Entrepreneurship Award: Awarded to a team that attempts to draw upon business techniques to find a solution to social problems taking into account a positive return to society and typically attempt to further broad social, cultural, and environmental goals, often associated with starting a charity.

Participate

Website: https://www.projectecho.org/competitions

Managing Organization: Project Echo

Contact:

info@projectecho.org
424-238-1884

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
High school students in Louisiana are encouraged to register.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.