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Bring your idea to life.

The West Virginia Business Plan Competition affords high school and college students around the state the unique opportunity to make a business idea come to life with the support of state institutions of higher education and seasoned business professionals from around the country. We are moving the state forward by engaging young minds to solve West Virginia's greatest issues through entrepreneurship and innovation.

High School 2019 winners

Two Divisions: Collegiate and High School

Full-time College Students: Get the education, skills, contacts, and motivation necessary to create a viable start-up company in West Virginia. Two grand prize packages consisting of $10,000 cash and consulting services are awarded to the top teams in each category in addition to an additional $20,000 of at-large prize money. 

High School Juniors & Seniors:
 Learn how to move a business idea from conception to action with the help of seasoned business professionals. You can win a $10,000 scholarship to a participating West Virginia higher education institution and $1,000 for your teacher's classroom!

COVID-19 Update

Out of an abundance of caution as the coronavirus continues to spread, we are conducting our Final Competition online rather than in-person to safeguard the health of our community. Click below for more information.

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