62 Teams Competed in the
High School Entrepreneurs'
Business Plan Competition
April 23, 2023
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
Sunday, April 23, 2023
8:30am - 4:00pm PST
Loyola Marymount University
60 teams from multiple states to compete in the
hybrid competition for cash start-up funds (aka scholarships).
Scroll below for event links, which will be activated on April 22, 2023
Time / Activity
8:30 am - 9:15 am: Student & Judges Registration Open
9:15 am – 10:00 am: Opening Remarks
10:00 am - 12:45 pm: Student Presentations
12:00 - 12:45 pm: Stephanee Beggs, RNExplained, Keynote Presentation
1:00 pm: Finalists announced & Finals Event Presentations
3:20 pm: Award Ceremony
3:45: Closing remarks
WHAT IS THE BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION ABOUT?
You have an idea, a product or service that will set the world on fire. Yet even with a great idea, entrepreneurs need to have a well-developed business description, marketing research, defined strategy and a thorough financial framework. Imagine you're on Shark Tank - how will you get the attention of the judges? You need more than an idea...
you need a solid business plan.
Project ECHO’s High School Entrepreneurs’ Business Plan Competition simulates the real-world process of entrepreneurs soliciting start-up funds from investors. On competition day, teams present their start-ups to a panel of judges who will collectively evaluate the quality of the written business plans, along with the presentations.
Cash start-up funds (that can be applied toward college) are awarded to the top three teams in each competition category. This year, the categories are Products, Services, and Social Enterprise. Remember, in every competition, not everyone can win, but as every successful entrepreneur knows, failure is an inevitable part of the road to success. This competition aims to not only crown the winners but to also help build a generation of successful business and community leaders who are willing to take risks.