WV High School BPC Round 1

Business application deadline
November 11, 2022
Judge sign-up deadline
November 10, 2022
Entry Fee
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Welcome to the 10th Annual West Virginia Statewide High School Business Plan Competition, hosted by West Virginia University’s John Chambers College of Business & Economics, the Encova Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and WV Secondary Education. 

Goal: Engage young minds to solve problems in their community, state, or beyond. The future of West Virginia is at hand, and we are working to involve young talent from across to share their ideas.

Opportunity: Students will pitch their idea to potential investors. Higher education institutions will be present at the final competition with scholarship opportunities. Students will receive consulting services from WVU Launch Lab coaches, Access to Fab Lab, Mobile Maker Space, Investors, Seat time at RCBI.

Eligibility: Open to all students, grades 9-12, including career and technical centers in West Virginia.

Schedule and key dates

Schedule and key dates

College BPC Important Dates:
November 11, 2022     
Round 1: submissions due by noon (online)

November 22, 2021   
Semifinalists will be notified

December 1, 2021      
Workshop 1 for semifinalists (online)

January 20, 2023
Round 2 submissions are due by noon

January 31, 2023
Finalists will be notified and announced

February 10, 2023
Workshop 2 for finalists (online)

February 24, 2023
Workshop 3 for finalists (online)

April 12, 2023
Final business plans are due online by noon

April 19, 2023
Round 3: Finals in Wheeling, WV 

Business applications

November 11, 2021

Organized by

John Higginbotham

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Round 1 - Youtube Video

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