15th Annual YEP Business Plan Competition Schedule

Sponsored by 

at Napa Valley College – for High School and College Students

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Written Business Plans DUE THURSDAY, APRIL 30

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Finalists Announced & Called FRIDAY, MAY 1

HS & College Finalists Present SATURDAY, MAY 9

Checks Sent to Winners

YEP Business Plan Competition Schedule: 2020

February-April Get Writing with Mentoring & Support

Mentors are available for in-class hands-on advising. Our mentor team can come in to help teams with questions and provide guidance to help them overcome business plan hurdles – for example, helping a team evaluate (or determine how it can use research to evaluate) a business concept, or reviewing the financial forecast of a business to determine if it appears financially sound.

High school and college classes in Napa County can arrange to participate and request mentor assistance right in the classroom!

April: Enter your Business Plan Online

All submissions are due by 4pm on Thursday April 30, 2020.

We accept the following formats: Word (.doc, .docx), Excel (.xls, .xlsx), Powerpoint (.ppt) and pdf (.pdf). You may submit more than one file (e.g. a Word document with an Excel spreadsheet). Entrants must receive confirmation that their entry has been received.

Friday May 1: Evaluation & Announcement

Our business plan evaluators read the business plans and rate them. The top 3 business plans for both categories (High School and College) will be chosen to go on to compete. These 6 Finalists will be announced by the end of the business day (5pm). All of the Finalists are already winners – now they will compete for the big prizes: $1,500 for the top college business plan and $1,000 for the top high school business plan.

COMPETITION DAY – Saturday May 9

  • 9:00am – 9:30am CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
  • 9:30am – 10:45am HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION PRESENTATIONS
  • 10:45am – 11:15am HIGH SCHOOL JUDGES DELIBERATION
  • 11:15am – 11:45am PRESENTATION OF HIGH SCHOOL AWARDS
  • 11:45am – 12:45pm DELI LUNCH
  • 12:45pm – 2:00pm COLLEGE DIVISION PRESENTATIONS
  • 2:00pm – 2:30pm COLLEGE JUDGES DELIBERATION
  • 2:30pm – 3:00pm PRESENTATION OF COLLEGE AWARDS

 

Business Plan Competition Prizes

  College Teams High School Teams
1st Place $1,500 $1,000
2nd Place $750 $500
3rd Place $375 $250
Runners Up $200 $150

Questions?