Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education Business Plan Competition is an opportunity for students attending one of the State System’s 14 state-owned universities to compete for prize money of up to $10,000 for their innovative ideas. Winners receive prize money to assist in making their dreams of becoming an entrepreneur come true.
All competitors are encouraged to use their imagination to create their best business ideas. Each university has faculty and staff who are dedicated to providing personal attention to students’ ideas to prepare them for launch in today’s marketplace. A team of judges reviews the business plans, and the finalists, as well as all of the competitors, are recognized at an awards ceremony.
Timeline for Students
Intent to Compete Due – November 19, 2017
Venture Profile Due – February 1, 2018
Semi-Finalists Selected – February 20, 2018
Awards Ceremony – April 4, 2018