This year’s Business Plan Competition marks our 18th year, with activities culminating in the Awards Event that will take place this Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 at 5pm on Facebook Live.

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 tuning into the Awards Event will be introduced to all our finalists and learn about their business ventures before the winners are announced.

This year we are also pleased to announce a new award – the tecBRIDGE High School Big Idea Essay Competition and five student finalists will vie for a $1,000 stipend to advance their studies.

tecBRIDGE would like to extend a special thanks to all of our sponsors and supporters in these challenging times – your generosity has been amazing. Thanks to their support we will continue to offer $10K cash prizes to each of the Division Winners and share in over $100,000 in in-kind services to help launch their businesses.

Finally, 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.

We hope you can join us at the Facebook Live Awards Event to celebrate NEPA community innovation and potential.