2017-18 YEP Business Plan Competition Schedule
at Napa Valley College – for High School and College Students
Written Business Plans DUE Thursday, DEC 14
Finalists Announced & Called Tuesday, DEC 19
3 HS & 3 College Finalists Present Saturday JAN 20, 2017
Checks Sent to Winners in FEBRUARY
Competition date is announced. High school and college classes can arrange to participate and request mentor assistance.
October–November: 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.
By December 14: Enter your Business Plan Online
All submissions are due by 4pm on Thursday, December 14 at Napa Valley College. Submit your plan securely online at at Ideator.com
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.
Tuesday, December 19: 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.
Saturday, January 20: FINAL COMPETITION
- 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
February: Award Checks Mailed
Napa Valley College sends the checks to the winning teams per ranking from the final competition – 6 winners in all.
Business Plan Competition Prizes
|College Teams||High School Teams|