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Congratulations, 2019-2020 Winners!

STEM/Innovation: Parthian Battery Solutions

Kyle Seese & Samuel Chico, West Virginia University
($10,000 grand prize)

Lifestyle & Hospitality: Shake It Out Fitness Flask

Jesica Temple & Nick Partington, West Virginia University
($10,000 grand prize + $4,000 ZinnStarter funding)

Zinnstarter winners:
  • Yard Service In A Box ($3,000)
  • WV Storybook Weddings ($1,500)
  • WhatADo ($1,500)
  • Geel Socks ($2,500)
  • Passionate Paws Pet Pharmacy  ($2,500)
  • Wireless Telemetry ($2,500)
  • Emergency Activated Harness ($2,500)

COVID-19 Update:
As the coronavirus continues to spread, we are taking advice from public health experts and enacting precautionary measures to protect everyone involved in the West Virginia Collegiate Business Plan Competition. Our highest priority is safeguarding the health and well-being of our community. With that, we have decided to move the Collegiate Business Plan Competition 100% online. 

Students will still submit their business plan online via ReviewR on March 26 by noon. Judges will score the plans online on March 26 beginning at 5:00 p.m. Students will be able to view their scores and comments on April 1. 

We will no longer be meeting at the Charleston Convention Center for the pitch portion of the competition. Instead, judges and teams will meet virtually on April 2, where teams will be able to pitch and answer judges' questions. We are currently working to choose a platform and more information will be sent out as it becomes available.

For those who have reserved a hotel room at the Embassy Suites or Charleston Marriott, please plan to cancel your reservation as soon as possible to avoid any cancellation fees.

Thank you for your commitment to this competition and for your patience as we continue to work out the details of this change.

Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Finalists!

Lifestyle & Hospitality

              1.           La Terra- Pierpont CTC

              2.           Shake It Out Fitness Flask - West Virginia University

              3.           WhatADo- WVU Institute of Technology

              4.           West Virginia Storybook Weddings - Fairmont State University

              5.           Yard Service In A Box - West Virginia University


STEM & Innovation

              1.           Emergency Activated Harness (EAH) - Ohio Valley University

              2.           Geel Socks- University of Charleston

              3.           Parthian Battery Solutions- West Virginia University

              4.           Passionate Paws Pet Pharmacy – WVU & Shepherd University

              5.           Wireless Telemetry - University of Charleston