The tecBRIDGE Business Plan Competition is a regional event that celebrates entrepreneurship and innovation in NEPA. 

This year’s Competition marks our 18th year, with activities culminating in the Awards Event that takes place Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 at the F.M. Kirby Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre.

Student teams from our region’s fourteen colleges and universities compete in the Collegiate Division while early stage entrepreneurs compete in the Non-Collegiate Division.  Guests attending the Awards Event receive “tecBUCKS” at registration; guests are encouraged to meet and mingle with all of the Finalist teams during the cocktail reception so they can vote their tecBUCKS to determine an additional Wild Card Winner!

Thanks to the generosity of our corporate sponsors, Division Winners and the crowd’s Wild Card selection will share in cash prizes and in-kind services valued in excess of $100,000 to help launch their businesses.

We are especially proud to recognize the 60+ community volunteers that participate each year in support of event planning, team Help Sessions, fundraising and judging. 

Tickets to the Awards Event can be purchased in advance for $100 per person by visiting here.