|Team Submissions Due||Friday, March 26, 2021|
|Finalists Team Notifications||Wednesday, April 7, 2021|
|Virtual Live Presentation Finals||Wednesday, April 14, 2021|
|Online Awards Event||5pm, Thursday, April 29, 2021|
High School Teams interested in participating in the 2021 High School Business Plan Competition should identify a team chaperone and confirm their intention to participate with an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Teams submitting a registration email will be contacted by a Competition representative to confirm registration and provide additional information.
The HSBPC challenges high school and home school teams to create a STEAM¹ based business. Teams will conduct research in key areas required to build a successful business and tell their business story through a formal written response and presentation.
A select group of entrepreneurs, business professionals, and educators will evaluate submissions to identify finalist teams that will move to a live presentation round. In the live presentation round teams will present their business plan presentations and answer judges’ questions². Top teams will be expected to develop sustainable and scalable concepts while demonstrating creativity, critical thinking, and strong presentation skills.
Live presentation sessions will consist of the following:
- Ten minute team presentation.³
- Ten minute Question and Answer session with judges.
- Ten minute judging period.
Team Chaperones are invited to watch their team’s live presentation session.
HSBPC Winners will be announced at the 19th Annual Business Plan Competition Awards Event on Thursday, April 29, 2021.
¹ STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.
² Only presentations submitted by the deadline are eligible to be presented in the live presentation finals round (no updates will be accepted).
³ Teams exceeding ten minutes in their presentations will be asked to stop and move to the Q&A portion of the session.