West Virginia High School Business Plan Competition

Ages:High School

Types:Submission, Presentation

Categories:Business, Entrepreneurship

Scope:State

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The West Virginia High School Business Competition engages young minds to solve West Virginia's greatest issues. Students have the unique opportunity to make a business idea come to life with the support of WVU's John Chambers College of Business & Economics, Encova Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, WV Secondary Education, and seasoned business professionals from around the country.

Help us solve the state's greatest issues by developing a business plan! Learn how to move a business idea from conception to action with the help of seasoned business professionals.

  • Round 1: Conceptual outline of a proposed business. Business concept will be submitted in the business plan form via ReviewR using the Lean Canvas Template. Each submission will be reviewed by a panel of judges comprised of various business professionals. Judges will evaluate each submission based on a 100-point scoring rubric. Ten (10) teams will advance to the final competition. Teams will be notified via e-mail and finalists’ names will be posted on our website and social media accounts.
  • Coaching and Workshop: Finalists will be paired with a business coach (volunteer). The coach will mentor and support the student in developing a complete business plan for his/her idea. This person can be a teacher or business leader in the community of that region. Teams will participate in the finalists workshops. Teams will meet and work with marketing, financial, legal and business professionals on their business idea. They will learn valuable information related to starting a business in West Virginia.
  • Round 2: Final Competition:
    • Practice presentations April 6
    • 5 minute presentation
    • 10 minute Q&A with investors
    • Final Presentations will be given in front of judges and other finalists. Mentors and/or family are also permitted in the presentation room, but non-team members may not speak during the presentations or Q&A.

West Virginia High School Business Plan Competition Awards

Team Award.

One (1) $1,000 grant for finalist team’s classroom and the opportunity to pitch your idea to investors.

Website: https://www.businessplanwv.com/high-school-bpc

Managing Organization: WVU John Chambers College of Business and Economics and Encova Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Contact:


Entry Fee: $

Eligibility:
All West Virginia high school juniors and seniors are eligible to participate.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

The West Virginia High School Business Competition engages young minds to solve West Virginia's greatest issues. Students have the unique opportunity to make a business idea come to life with the support of WVU's John Chambers College of Business & Economics, Encova Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, WV Secondary Education, and seasoned business professionals from around the country.

Process

Help us solve the state's greatest issues by developing a business plan! Learn how to move a business idea from conception to action with the help of seasoned business professionals.
  • Round 1: Conceptual outline of a proposed business. Business concept will be submitted in the business plan form via ReviewR using the Lean Canvas Template. Each submission will be reviewed by a panel of judges comprised of various business professionals. Judges will evaluate each submission based on a 100-point scoring rubric. Ten (10) teams will advance to the final competition. Teams will be notified via e-mail and finalists’ names will be posted on our website and social media accounts.
  • Coaching and Workshop: Finalists will be paired with a business coach (volunteer). The coach will mentor and support the student in developing a complete business plan for his/her idea. This person can be a teacher or business leader in the community of that region. Teams will participate in the finalists workshops. Teams will meet and work with marketing, financial, legal and business professionals on their business idea. They will learn valuable information related to starting a business in West Virginia.
  • Round 2: Final Competition:
    • Practice presentations April 6
    • 5 minute presentation
    • 10 minute Q&A with investors
    • Final Presentations will be given in front of judges and other finalists. Mentors and/or family are also permitted in the presentation room, but non-team members may not speak during the presentations or Q&A.

Criteria

Awards

West Virginia High School Business Plan Competition Awards

Team Award.

One (1) $1,000 grant for finalist team’s classroom and the opportunity to pitch your idea to investors.

Participate

Website: https://www.businessplanwv.com/high-school-bpc

Managing Organization: WVU John Chambers College of Business and Economics and Encova Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Contact:


Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
All West Virginia high school juniors and seniors are eligible to participate.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.