West Virginia Statewide Business Plan Competition 2012


Business idea summaries due



Competition Organizer

West Virginia University's Entrepreneurship Center

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible

Open to any full-time college student attending a four-year West Virginia institution. All submitted business plans must be located in West Virginia. 

There are two categories to compete in: 

Lifestyle and Innovation: For products or services that are part of daily life

Hospitality and Tourism - Products or services that relate to hospitality or hotel management-related industries.

Important Dates

All entrants must submit a business idea summary by September 27, 2011. Following a mandatory workshop weekend, selected finalists will submit their final business plans by March 27, 2012. The final round of the WV Statewide Business Plan Competition will take place on April 14, 2012 at West Virginia University. 

Competition Prizes

The top team in each category will receive a in-kind service prize package and $10,000 cash. 

Other Info

Finalist teams are provided with comprehensive instruction and support in developing a complete business plan for their idea. They are provided with a business coach to mentor their team and receive a stipend of $1,000.00 to work on their business.