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Welcome to the 16th Annual West Virginia Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition!

The BPC provides college students throughout the state of West Virginia with the unique opportunity to make a business idea come to life with the support of state institutions of higher education and investors from around the country. The competition awards technical assistance funding each year to eager entrepreneurs in West Virginia.

Our goal for the Business Plan Competition is to work collaboratively across the state with a mission to move WV forward by engaging young minds to solve West Virginia’s greatest problems. The future of our state is at hand and we are working to involve young talent from across the state to share their ideas. We will provide students with the education, skills, contacts, and motivation necessary to create a viable start-up company in West Virginia. Finalist teams will pitch to investors in the final round.

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Competition Overview

Round 1: 90-seconds (maximum) YouTube online video entry

Round 2: Business Model Canvas (semifinals)

Round 3: Business Plan (finals)