Team Registration Deadline          January 31, 2020
Team Deliverables Due                   March 20, 2020
Team Notifications                          March 31, 2020
Live Presentation Finals                 April 18, 2020

Teams can register via the Registration Form using the green registration button located to the right.

Teams will submit the following two deliverables to by 5pm on March 20th:

  •  Seven (7) page Business Plan that addresses the 2018 HSBPC question set located in the
    Competition Deliverables button located to the right.
  • Business Plan Presentation

A judging panel consisting of experienced entrepreneurs, business professionals and collegiate
educators will select submissions to participate in the Live Judging Rounds scheduled for April 18th at
Penn State University – Scranton.

Top teams will be expected to develop sustainable and scalable concepts while demonstrating creativity,
critical thinking, and strong presentation skills. All team Mentors/Chaperones will be notified of judging
selections for the Live Presentation Rounds by 5pm on March 31st.

Team Mentors/Chaperones agree to be in attendance with their teams if they are selected to
participate in the Live Judging Rounds at Penn State University – Scranton on April 18th. Teams
invited to participate at the Live Judging Rounds will not be allowed to compete without an authorized
Mentor/Chaperone in attendance.

Teams invited to present at the Live Judging Rounds will be assigned divisions by the Judging
Committee. Presentations delivered with the submission package will be used at the Live Judging
Rounds. No substitutions will be allowed.

All teams invited to present at the Live Judging Rounds will deliver their presentations to a division
judging panel at morning sessions of the Competition on April 18th. Division judges will receive team
business plans in advance for review but will not receive initial screening scores.

Team live presentation sessions will consist of the following:

Ten Minute team delivery of their application presentation. ¹
Ten Minute Question and Answer session with division judges.
Ten Minute Judge Scoring Period.

Spectators are invited to watch Division Round live presentations – classroom space permitting.

Judges will select one team from each Live Presentation Division to advance to the Live Judging Finals
during the afternoon of April 18th. Spectators are encouraged to attend the Live Presentation Finals

A separate Judging Panel will evaluate all Division Winners using the same time allocations as detailed
above. Finals Judges will announce the winning teams at the afternoon Awards Presentation Ceremony.


¹ Teams exceeding ten minutes in their presentations will be asked to stop and move to the Q&A portion
of the session.