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.