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Business Plan Competition

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.
 
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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
 
 
2016-2017 Finalists
 
Fly Crate (Winner)
Blaise Delfino
Nathaniel Treichler
Bloomsburg University

Bri Nellis Photography
Brianna Nellis
Clarion University
 
Catnaps
Daniel Spiker
Brandon Jovanovski
Slippery Rock University
 
ChapCap
Seth Peterman
Jake Holbert
Indiana University

Shaffer Rental Solutions

Jonathan Shaffer
Indiana University
 
Subscription Box for Parents
Sierra Peña
Shippensburg University
 
Trainer Interactive
Carl Newton
Andrea Fee
West Chester University
 
 
 
2015-2016 Finalists
 
Fader Plugs (Winner)
Blaise Delfino
Graduate (2017)
East Stroudsburg University 

Failure 2 Fail
Edmond Hawi
Class of 2016
East Stroudsburg University
 
Green Street Asphalt
Jacob Field
Shannon Bissnette
Class of 2018
Lock Haven University
 
HotLips Instrumental Supplies
David Tini
Class of 2018
Slippery Rock University
 
Implore Outdoor Company
Franklin Herr
Class of 2017
Millersville University
Kuja Pamoja
Christopher Cwenar
Tara McQuade
Class of 2016
Slippery Rock University
 
No Left Overs
Kenneth Kelly
Graduate (2017)
Clarion University
 
Paintball Complex in Slippery Rock
Michael Kernan
Class of 2016
Slippery Rock University
 
Shepherd Home Services
Brendan Shepherd
Class of 2016
Clarion University
 
The Tiara Talk Show
Tammy Tuckey
Class of 2018
East Stroudsburg University