Welcome to the 18th Annual tecBRIDGE Business Plan Competition!
As this year’s Co-Chairs, we are proud to support the great volunteer work that has made the Business Plan Competition the region’s signature entrepreneurship and innovation event.
This year we are proud to recognize Jerry Lisman of Lisman Holdings as the Bill McNally Mentor of the Year Award recipient. Jerry is a fantastic community volunteer that works tirelessly with aspiring entrepreneurs and students on their innovations and ideas. Jerry is also the former Board Chair of Junior Achievement and active leader in Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Well Done Jerry!
This year’s Awards Event returns to the F.M. Kirby Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, April 29, 2020. If you missed it last year, please make sure to drop in to our afterpart at Rodano’s and celebrate with all of the Finalists.
As we ramp up this year, we wish to extend a special thanks to two important groups that make this event possible year in and year out. First, our fantastic corporate sponsors that contribute to the cash prizes and in-kind services that help launch the winning teams. Second, our dedicated group of volunteers that share their time and talents in Help Sessions, mentoring support, team evaluations, and event preparation activities.
We look forward to seeing you at this year’s 18th Annual Awards Event to network and help select this year’s Wild Card Winner.
Best of luck to this year’s BPC18 entrants!
Sho Technology Solutions
BPC18 – Key Dates
|Help Session #1||Thursday, February 6, 2020|
Scranton Enterprise Center
|Team Registration Deadline||Friday, February 28, 2020|
|Help Session #2||Thursday, March 5, 2020|
The Think Center
|Team Submissions Deadline||Friday, March 13, 2020|
|Finalists Notification Announcement||Wednesday, March 25, 2020|
|Live Presentation Finals||Monday, April 6, 2020|
3pm Collegiate Division
6pm Non-Collegiate Division
|Awards Event||Wednesday, April 29, 2020|
F.M. Kirby Center
5pm Cocktails and tecBUCKS Voting