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!

Getting Started

Use these resources to get acquainted with Lean Canvas before submitting your business idea!

An Introduction to Lean Canvas

How to Create Your Lean Canvas

Writing a Business Plan

SBDC: The Winning Business Plan

Lean Canvas: Uber Example

For a full list of all resources including, Lean Canvas/Business Plan Writing, WV Business Information, National Business Information, Financial Information, Starting a Business and Intellectual Property, please refer to this link. 


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 Convention Center 

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