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WSU Business Plan CompetitionThursday, April 25, 2019
If you’re a student entrepreneur or aspiring business owner, the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies presents the WSU Business Plan Competition – an unparalleled opportunity to practice entrepreneurship in a real-world setting and receive guidance as you launch a new venture, plus a chance to win thousands of dollars in prize money!
Sharpen skills. Working on a business plan team develops innovative thinking, builds leadership, and refines communication skills.
Network. If you’re a finalist, you and your team will present your idea to investors, entrepreneurs, and industry professionals at the competition in April. Finalists also have the opportunity to exchange ideas with judges over dinner.
Prepare for your future. Take what you’ve learned and apply it in an existing company or new venture.
Launch a New Venture
Move from idea to execution. Develop, test, and pitch a startup idea with your own team.
Get advice and mentoring. Seasoned entrepreneurs, industry experts and entrepreneurship faculty mentors devote countless hours to help students navigate the entrepreneurial process.
Build momentum. Take your experience in the competition and invest in the growth of your venture.
Team Registration Opens: February 1, 2019
Team Registration Deadline: March 8, 2019 Executive Summary Due: March 22, 2019 Business Plan & Slide Deck Due: April 15, 2019 Business Plan Competition: April 25, 2019
Herbert B. Jones Grand Prize – $15,000
Herbert B. Jones Second Place – $10,000
Third Place – $7,000
Fourth Place – $4,000
Fifth Place – $2,000
High School League
Herbert B. Jones Grand Prize – $5,000
Second Place – $3,500
Third Place – $2,500
Fourth Place – $1,000
BECU Best FinTech – $5,000
Herbert B. Jones Best Written Plan – $2,500
Herbert B. Jones Best Presentation – $2,500
Herbert B. Jones Best Tech Venture – $2,500
Herbert B. Jones Best Social Impact Venture – $2,500
The Business Plan Competition is critically important for helping people to turn ideas into reality. I am excited to volunteer as a judge to support the competition and the Center, now that I am on the other side.— Jonah Friedl , NOMAD founder and WSU alumnus (Carson College of Business, Entrepreneurship – 2016)
Congratulations, 2018 Winners!
Herbert B. Jones Grand Prize: Test Robotics Herbert B. Jones Second Place Prize: Protium Innovations Third Place Prize: BeeToxx Fourth Place Prize: Laser RevEng Fifth Place Prize: That’s a Wrap Sixth Place Prize: Vein Vision
High School League
Herbert B. Jones Grand Prize: Clara June Studios Second Place Prize: Chloe’s Lavendar Third Place Prize: Kits by Zschoche Fourth Place Prize: Howlets Seam Fifth Place Prize: Gratitude
Herbert B. Jones Best Written Plan: Protium Innovations Herbert B. Jones Best Presentation: ElectroActive Herbert B. Jones Best Tech Venture: MoleCURE Herbert B. Jones Best Social Impact Venture: BeeToxx BECU Best FinTech: Close to Campus CES Up and Coming: Candor Clothing