WV Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition


The goal of this competition is to provide students with the education, skills, contacts, and motivation necessary to create a viable, start-up company in West Virginia. Two grand prize packages consisting of $10,000 cash, accounting, legal, and virtual or physical incubator space are awarded to the top team in each category:

Lifestyle and Innovation -These can be products or services that are part of daily life or new innovations. They can be the introduction of new products or services, or new methods or techniques on existing products or services.

Hospitality and Tourism -Products or services with relevance to hospitality, restaurants, hotels, tourism or related fields.



Competition Organizer

West Virginia University

Local US Event
Morgantown, WV
Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


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

Any full-time college student attending a four-year, degree-granting West Virginia institution. (Open to all majors) Full time status will be verified.

Students participating in University approved co-op programs are considered to be full-time students for the purpose of this competition.

Students that graduate in December 2012 are eligible to compete, but MUST attend all mandatory functions related to the competition during the spring of 2013.

To be eligible for advancement in the Competition, all submitted business proposals must be located in West Virginia.