2019-2020 West Virginia High School Business Plan Competition

Some of West Virginia's greatest challenges can become its greatest opportunities. The WV High School BPC’s goal is 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.

To start your idea process, click the link to the the Lean Canvas and fill it out accordingly. Use your friends, family, and teachers as a resource!

Please refer to these resources as well!

An Introduction to Lean Canvas

How to Create Your Lean Canvas

Writing a Business Plan

SBDC: The Winning Business Plan

Lean Canvas: Uber Example


Prize: (1) $10,000 scholarship to a participating WV institution


Open to all juniors and seniors in high schools and career and technical centers in the state of West Virginia. Teams may consist of one to three members.


Create a Team (1-3 members)

*Students may only submit one proposal per year.

The business idea proposal must be:

  • Submitted on the available template
  • Submitted electronically via Reviewr
  • Focused on improving West Virginia
  • First submission due by NOON on December 6, 2019

Important Dates: 

December 6, 2019: Lean Canvas due by noon 

December 20, 2019: Finalists Notified

February 22, 2020: Workshop - West Virginia University

March 26, 2020: Final Business Plans due by noon

April 2, 2020: Final Competition- Charleston Civic Center 

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