5th Annual West Virginia
High School Business Plan Competition
Hosted by the College of Business & Economics
West Virginia University
BrickStreet Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and WV Secondary Education
Could your creativity win you a $10,000 scholarship to attend college in West Virginia? Absolutely! It all begins with your imagination. West Virginia high school juniors and seniors are eligible. All you have to do is plan, collaborate and work your entrepreneurial idea. Begin your exciting adventure now by learning about West Virginia's fourth annual High School Business Plan Competition.
One (1) $10,000 scholarship to a participating institution.
Open to all juniors and seniors in high schools and career and technical centers in the state of West Virginia. Teams may consist of one to three members.
Create a Team (1-3 members) - Students may only submit one proposal per year.
The business plan proposal must be:
Business Plans should include the following information:
Judges from each region will then evaluate each submission based on a 100 point rubric. The ten (10) finalists, (top scores from each RESA region, plus next 2 highest scores) will advance to the final competition. Finalists will be announced December 8, 2017. Notifications will be made via email.
Finalists from each district will be paired with a business coach (volunteer) from December finalist announcement through the end of the competition. 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. The teams will participate in the Finalists workshop on February 3, 2018 at West Virginia University. Teams will meet and work with marketing, financial, legal and business professionals. They will learn valuable information, related starting a business in West Virginia.
Teams will turn in their final business plan by noon on March 10, 2018.
Final judges will be able to grade business plans using the data management system before they attend the final competition. Final competition is held at WVU in Morgantown, WV on March 17, 2018.
* Students will be responsible for all transportation and lodging associated with participating in the Statewide High School Business Plan Competition.
Saturday, March 17, 2018
West Virginia University
Any questions, please contact Julia Bolt at Julia.firstname.lastname@example.org