2020-2021 West Virginia Collegiate Student Business Plan Competition
Submission Deadline11/13/2020
Description

Welcome to the 15th 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 a minimum of $20,000 each year to eager entrepreneurs willing to invest in West Virginia.

College BPC Important Dates:

November 13, 2020             Round 1: submissions due by noon

December 7, 2020               Semifinalists notified

December 9, 2020               Workshop for semifinalists 

February 1, 2021                 Customer discoveries due by noon

February 8-12, 2021            Round 2: Semifinals (weeklong interviews)

February 15, 2021               Finalists notified 

February 26, 2021               Workshop for finalists

April 9, 2021                         Final business plans due by noon

April 16, 2021                       Round 3: Finals

Rules

* FULL RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THIS COMPETITION MAY BE DOWNLOADED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.

Any full-time college student attending a degree-granting West Virginia institution. Open to all majors. Full-time status will be verified.

Students participating in university-approved co-op programs are considered full-time students for the purpose of this competition.Students that graduate in December 2020 are eligible to compete, but MUST attend all mandatory functions related to the competition during the spring of 2021.

Important Dates:

  • November 13, 2020            Round 1: submissions due by noon
  • December 7, 2020              Semifinalists notified
  • December 9, 2020              Virtual Workshop for semifinalists
  • February 1, 2021                Feasibility studies due by noon
  • February 8-12, 2021           Round 2: Virtual Semifinals (weeklong interviews)
  • February 15, 2021              Finalists notified
  • February 26, 2021              Virtual Workshop for finalists
  • April 9, 2021                       Final business plans due by noon
  • April 16, 2021                     Round 3: Finals
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