Welcome to the 13th annual West Virginia Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition. The competition offers a platform to college students around the state 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.
Goal: To work collaboratively to help move the state forward by engaging young minds to solve West Virginia’s greatest issues. The future of our state is at hand, and we are working to involve young talent from across the state to share their ideas. We will provide students with the education, skills, contacts, and motivation necessary to create a viable, start-up company in West Virginia. Three grand prize packages consisting of $10,000 cash prize, accounting advice, legal advice, and virtual or physical incubator space are awarded to the top team in each category:
Lifestyle and Innovation – These can be products or services that are part of daily life or new innovations. They can be the introduction of new products or services, or new methods or techniques on existing products or services.
Hospitality and Tourism – Products or services with relevance to hospitality, restaurants, hotels, tourism or related fields.
STEM – Products or services with an emphasis in engineering, technology, energy, and healthcare.
To get started, check out all of the downloads below, then click SUBMIT YOUR IDEA HERE (at the top of the page) to submit your idea into the 2018-19 Collegiate Business Plan Competition!