Choose a Competition

Business Concept

If the primary purpose is to solve a customer problem that by doing so will generate revenue and profit, then the business concept competition is right for you.

Business Concept

Social Venture

If the primary purpose is to solve a social problem and make a positive impact on people or the environment, then the social venture competition is right for you.

Social Venture

HOW IT WORKS

Participants work in teams of 2-4 to recognize an opportunity, conceive of a new model for a business or social venture, pursue the opportunity, and validate the model by “building a venture like a scientist.” A state-of-the-art curriculum focused on how to practice evidence-based entrepreneurship guides these activities and also offers advice for preparing the competition’s two deliverables: a written concept and a pitch.

Open to all high school students

Students from around the world are eligible to participate if they:

  1. are enrolled in a secondary school or educational program;
  2. have a team with 2-4 students;
  3. have a teacher, parent or community member who is willing to serve as the team’s advisor.

Participation is easy!

RegisterRegister your team today and indicate whether you will be competing in the Business Concept or Social Venture competition, and whether you will be pitching in person at one of our sites or submitting a video pitch in one of the virtual tracks.

LearnFollow our curriculum videos, which walk you through the basics of how to develop and test your ideas and put together a great written submission and pitch.

EngageEngage with potential customers as well as your team advisor and competition mentors to gain feedback and refine your idea.

SubmitSubmit your written concept and video pitch (if applicable) by the deadline. Written submissions may be no more than 5 pages.

PitchDeliver a pitch. Both in-person and video pitches may be no more than 5 minutes in length.