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WV Business Plan Competitions Call for Judges

The WV Statewide High School and Collegiate Business Plan Competitions are looking for seasoned professionals to help score round one of competition! Round one judging is scored 100% online using a data management website, ReviewR.

Students from both competitions have access to the competition website with guidelines and resources to assist them in filling out the business model canvas template which you will be scoring. Judges are part of a panel and score approximately 5-10 submissions depending on total number of judges and total number of entries. All evaluations will be electronic and available on our data management website. A login name, password and scoring rubric will be provided to you. Judges are asked to score and make brief comments on each summary so that all entrants receive feedback. The estimated time commitment is 1-2 hours.

Collegiate judges have from Friday, November 13 at 5:00 p.m. to Sunday, November 22 at 11:59 p.m. to complete their scoring.

High School judges have from Friday, December 4 at 5:00 p.m. to Sunday, December 13 at 11:59 p.m. to complete their scoring.

If you are willing to serve as a Round 1 judge, please click the following link and enter your name, e-mail address and which competition you would like to judge in.

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Collegiate Business Plan Competition Oversight Committee votes to open to part-time students

The WV Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition Oversight Committee voted unanimously to open the competition to all degree seeking students taking minimum 3-credit hours enrolled in a program at a higher education institution in WV. The committee is comprised of faculty and staff from various institutions from across the state.
“Opening the WV Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition up to part-time students will encourage more diversity amongst the participants and in the business concepts themselves. Through this expansion, student groups like nontraditional students, doctoral students, and students with full-time jobs will be able to participate. These students face distinct challenges and will bring with them unique perspectives and skillsets which will result in broader representation of the state’s population in the business concepts that are developed and ultimately launched.”  Tricia Ball, Associate Director of the Marshall iCenter.
The WV Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition offers college students around the state the unique opportunity to make their business idea come to life. Participants come from many different disciplines and backgrounds, and the competition is open to degree seeking higher education students from any major in the state of West Virginia. This year’s competition will be 100% online and be open to for-profit and not-for-profit ideas.
College BPC Important Dates:
November 13, 2020                      Round 1: submissions due by noon
December 9, 2020                         Workshop for semifinalists
February 8-12, 2021                      Round 2: Semifinals
February 26, 2021                         Workshop for finalists
April 16, 2021                                 Round 3: Finals