Humboldt County "Economic Fuel" Student Business Plan Challenge 2011


Registration deadline


Competition Organizer

SN Servicing Corporation

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible
Economic Fuel is open to teams of one to five people. Each team must include at least one student or recent graduate of The College of the Redwoods, Humboldt State University, or an accredited online university. 
Important Dates

The registration deadline for the Economic Fuel Student Business Plan Challenge is January 28, 2011. Teams must then submit a full business plan by March 21, 2011. An elevator pitch competition will be held on March 24, 2011, after which finalists will be announced. Formal finalist presentations will take place on April 25 and 26, 2011. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on April 29, 2011.

Competition Prizes

There will be a maximum of eight prizes in the 2011 Economic Fuel Student Business Plan Challenge:

Four Grand prizes of $25,000 each will be awarded.

One runner-up prize of $10,000

One second runner-up prize of $5,000

Two honorable mention prizes of $1,000 each.

Other Info

The Economic Fuel Student Business Plan Competition offers educational workshops and forums throughout the Spring for competitors and community members. Previous educational events have covered financials, marketing, venture capital, economic impact, and business loans.