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Open to all high school juniors & seniors
The goal of the West Virginia High School Business Plan Competition is to work collaboratively to move the state forward by engaging young minds to solve West Virginia's greatest issues. For the students, this competition provides 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. The grand prize is one $10,000 scholarship to a participating West Virginia higher education institution. The competition is open to all juniors and seniors in high schools and career/technical centers in the state of West Virginia, and is free to enter.
The process extends through the entire academic year, culminating in April. The competition consists of two rounds. Feedback and instruction are given for each round, so it is not necessary to have any business background to enter. It is helpful to have team members with different areas of expertise.
Round 2 - Final Competition:
- December 4, 2020 - Round 1: Lean Canvas due by noon (online)
- December 22, 2020 - Finalists notified
- February 26, 2021 - Workshop - online
- April 6, 2021 - Final Business Plans due by noon
- April 13, 2021 - Round 2: Finals