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Open to all juniors and seniors in high schools, career and technical centers, private schools and home students in the state of West Virginia.

The Process

1. Create a Team

Teams may consist of 1-3 members. Assign a team leader. All members must be juniors and seniors in high school and must attend the same school.

2. Fill out the Lean Canvas Template

With your team, select a business idea. All submissions must be focused on improving the state of West Virginia. Once you have your idea, visit the website ( to fill out the Lean Canvas Template. Your business idea proposal must:

  • Be submitted on the available template
  • Be submitted electronically via VentureDash(link found on the website)
  • Contain no more than 500 characters per section
  • Be filled out with complete sentences
  • Do NOT include the name of your high school

3. Register and submit your idea online by December 3 at noon

4. Scoring

Each submission will be reviewed by a panel of judges comprised of various business professionals. Judges will evaluate each submission based the scoring rubric. Ten (10) teams will advance to the final competition. Teams will be notified via e-mail and finalists’ names will be posted on our website and social media accounts.