The Prospects High School Business Plan & Pitch Competition

Ages:High School

Categories:Business, Entrepreneurship

Scope:State

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

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What Is The Prospects?

 

A virtual statewide entrepreneurship competition with scholarships and cash prizes for high school students with new ideas and existing small businesses. This is a collaborative initiative with Youth Entrepreneurs for investing in our students and developing a mentorship platform for connecting them with business and community leaders. This platform is designed to find, celebrate, and reward promising high school students by providing them with mentorship, training and access to business leaders. We are promoting a positive self-image as innovative problem-solvers and entrepreneurs to motivate high school students to realize their full potential.

Students with new or existing business ideas are encouraged to participate by submitting the following items:  

  • Requirement #1: A 2-minute Pitch Video in which students make the case for their product or service. Only the content and persuasiveness of the pitch will be judged. The quality of the video will not be judged, as there are too many technical variables that can impact video quality. Get creative to stand out!
  • Requirement #2: A 1,000 word written Business Summary using our template and contains no more than 1,000 words.
  • Requirement #3: A Release Waiver Form completed by parents or guardians and student is required. The completed form must be submitted as a PDF. If a team is submitting, all members of the team must complete and upload this form.

The Prospects High School Business Plan & Pitch Competition Award

Individual Award.

Last year’s total prize purse was $52,500 to reward the best entrepreneurial ideas from across the state.

Website: https://www.montanachamber.com/montana-chamber-foundation/prospects/

Managing Organization: MONTANA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Contact:

Matthew@MontanaChamber.com
406-360-6443

Entry Fee: $

Eligibility:
Any of Montana’s 40,000+ high school students are eligible to submit their ideas for new, innovative businesses, or present their existing businesses. We are also accepting entries that articulate how to solve challenges and generate revenue. The Prospects is open to all Montana high school students, from public, independent, or religious schools, homeschooled, or HiSET. We encourage CTE students participating in CTSOs including BPA, DECA, FCCLA, and FFA, TSA, SKILLS USA or in other community youth organizations like 4-H and Scouts. Students can enter The Prospects as individuals or as teams.   *All students entering The Prospects must have an adult sponsor.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

What Is The Prospects?

 

A virtual statewide entrepreneurship competition with scholarships and cash prizes for high school students with new ideas and existing small businesses. This is a collaborative initiative with Youth Entrepreneurs for investing in our students and developing a mentorship platform for connecting them with business and community leaders. This platform is designed to find, celebrate, and reward promising high school students by providing them with mentorship, training and access to business leaders. We are promoting a positive self-image as innovative problem-solvers and entrepreneurs to motivate high school students to realize their full potential.

Process

Students with new or existing business ideas are encouraged to participate by submitting the following items:  
  • Requirement #1: A 2-minute Pitch Video in which students make the case for their product or service. Only the content and persuasiveness of the pitch will be judged. The quality of the video will not be judged, as there are too many technical variables that can impact video quality. Get creative to stand out!
  • Requirement #2: A 1,000 word written Business Summary using our template and contains no more than 1,000 words.
  • Requirement #3: A Release Waiver Form completed by parents or guardians and student is required. The completed form must be submitted as a PDF. If a team is submitting, all members of the team must complete and upload this form.

Criteria

Awards

The Prospects High School Business Plan & Pitch Competition Award

Individual Award.

Last year’s total prize purse was $52,500 to reward the best entrepreneurial ideas from across the state.

Participate

Website: https://www.montanachamber.com/montana-chamber-foundation/prospects/

Managing Organization: MONTANA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Contact:

Matthew@MontanaChamber.com
406-360-6443

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
Any of Montana’s 40,000+ high school students are eligible to submit their ideas for new, innovative businesses, or present their existing businesses. We are also accepting entries that articulate how to solve challenges and generate revenue. The Prospects is open to all Montana high school students, from public, independent, or religious schools, homeschooled, or HiSET. We encourage CTE students participating in CTSOs including BPA, DECA, FCCLA, and FFA, TSA, SKILLS USA or in other community youth organizations like 4-H and Scouts. Students can enter The Prospects as individuals or as teams.   *All students entering The Prospects must have an adult sponsor.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.