WSU Business Plan Competition: High School League

Ages:High School

Types:Submission, Presentation

Categories:Business, Entrepreneurship

Scope:State

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

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If you’re a student entrepreneur or aspiring business owner, the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies presents the WSU Business Plan Competition – an unparalleled opportunity to practice entrepreneurship in a real-world setting and receive guidance as you launch a new venture, plus a chance to win thousands of dollars in prize money!

Participating in a business plan competition can be a rewarding experience and we are excited to continue to showcase student innovation!

Three Rounds of Competition:

  • SCREENING ROUND
    • The Screening Round is the first major hurdle you’ll face in the competition. Submit your 1-page executive summary and a 2-minute video online for scoring by our judges. Five presenting teams will be selected from this first round.
  • PRESENTATION ROUND
    • After the Screening Round, you’ll receive an email naming the teams that will advance to the Presentation Round on the day of the Business Plan Competition. If your team is selected, you’ll need to submit your full business plan (4-7 pages) and pitch deck (10-15 slides) by the deadline in the BPC schedule.
  • HOW THE PRESENTATION ROUND WORKS
    • Our High School League includes five teams. During the Presentation Round, each team delivers a presentation of its business plan to a panel of judges, following the schedule below:
    • Set up: 10 minutes
    • Presentation: 15 minutes
    • Questions and feedback: 20 minutes
    • Presenting teams are evaluated both on their written plan and their presentations. Judging criteria include team presentation and style, the customer problem, solution, value proposition, competitive advantages, market and sales strategy, management, and financial planning.
  • COMPETITION AWARDS DINNER
    • If you competed in the Presentation Round, you and your teammates will dine with the judges—a priceless opportunity to build professional connections. Following dinner, competition organizers will announce the winning teams.

Rubrics for each stage of the competition can be found on the competition's web page.
WSU Business Plan Competition: High School League Awards

Individual Award.

Awards for the High School League range from $250 to $5,000.

Website: https://entrepreneurship.wsu.edu/pursue/wsu-bpc/hs-guidelines/

Managing Organization: Washington State University

Contact:

entrepreneurship@wsu.edu

Entry Fee: $

Eligibility:
The contest is open to all Washington State high school students. To enter the competition, a team must complete the online registration. Teams should include members possessing the essential background to enable the development of a serious business plan. Interdisciplinary teams are strongly encouraged. There is no limit on the number of members; however, small teams are recommended. Teams must have a school or community advisor.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

If you’re a student entrepreneur or aspiring business owner, the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies presents the WSU Business Plan Competition – an unparalleled opportunity to practice entrepreneurship in a real-world setting and receive guidance as you launch a new venture, plus a chance to win thousands of dollars in prize money!

Participating in a business plan competition can be a rewarding experience and we are excited to continue to showcase student innovation!

Process

Three Rounds of Competition:
  • SCREENING ROUND
    • The Screening Round is the first major hurdle you’ll face in the competition. Submit your 1-page executive summary and a 2-minute video online for scoring by our judges. Five presenting teams will be selected from this first round.
  • PRESENTATION ROUND
    • After the Screening Round, you’ll receive an email naming the teams that will advance to the Presentation Round on the day of the Business Plan Competition. If your team is selected, you’ll need to submit your full business plan (4-7 pages) and pitch deck (10-15 slides) by the deadline in the BPC schedule.
  • HOW THE PRESENTATION ROUND WORKS
    • Our High School League includes five teams. During the Presentation Round, each team delivers a presentation of its business plan to a panel of judges, following the schedule below:
    • Set up: 10 minutes
    • Presentation: 15 minutes
    • Questions and feedback: 20 minutes
    • Presenting teams are evaluated both on their written plan and their presentations. Judging criteria include team presentation and style, the customer problem, solution, value proposition, competitive advantages, market and sales strategy, management, and financial planning.
  • COMPETITION AWARDS DINNER
    • If you competed in the Presentation Round, you and your teammates will dine with the judges—a priceless opportunity to build professional connections. Following dinner, competition organizers will announce the winning teams.

Criteria

Rubrics for each stage of the competition can be found on the competition's web page.

Awards

WSU Business Plan Competition: High School League Awards

Individual Award.

Awards for the High School League range from $250 to $5,000.

Participate

Website: https://entrepreneurship.wsu.edu/pursue/wsu-bpc/hs-guidelines/

Managing Organization: Washington State University

Contact:

entrepreneurship@wsu.edu

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
The contest is open to all Washington State high school students. To enter the competition, a team must complete the online registration. Teams should include members possessing the essential background to enable the development of a serious business plan. Interdisciplinary teams are strongly encouraged. There is no limit on the number of members; however, small teams are recommended. Teams must have a school or community advisor.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.