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
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.