The West Virginia Collegiate Business Plan Competition affords students around the state the unique opportunity to make a business idea come to life with the support of state institutions of higher education and seasoned business professionals from around the country.

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The West Virginia Collegiate Business Plan Competition is now part of the ZinnStarter Program, which helps college students launch new products and companies. Ray Zinn, the longest-serving CEO in Silicon Valley and founder of Micrel Semiconductors, provided $10,000 to be awarded to participants in addition to the three $10,000 awards given to BPC winners. This partnership puts the West Virginia Business Plan Competition in a national network that includes Brigham Young University, San Jose State University, Utah Valley University and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Why Compete?

Get the education, skills, contacts and motivation necessary to create a viable start-up company in West Virginia. Winners receive $10,000 cash in addition to accounting, legal and virtual or physical incubator space.