$33,700 in cash and in-kind services
The Annual Business Plan Competition is coordinated by The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The competition provides an opportunity for all Grove City College students to learn the importance of developing a solid business plan, identifying strategies and risks and how to present their plans to potential investors.
Student business plans are reviewed by alumni and friends of the College who provide written comments, which are returned to the teams. From these reviews, Social Enterprise and Commercial Enterprise finalist teams are chosen to present their plans to a panel of judges in a public forum. Judges select winners for the first, second and third-place winners. Winners receive cash and in-kind services valued at over $33,000! Awards are presented at the Parents’ Day Award Ceremony on Saturday, May 3. The names of this year’s recipients will join past winning teams on a permanent display plaque located on the third floor of the Hall of Arts and Letters.
Feb 18 | 4:00-5:00 p.m. — Student Informational Meeting; STU Great Room
Feb 28 | 11:59 p.m. — Student registration deadline (online)
April 11| 11:59 p.m. — Final Business plans submitted in PDF form
April 11-20 | Reviewers read and score student business plans
April 23 | Student Finalists announced via email
April 23 | 4:00~5:00 p.m. — Student Finalists’ Informational Meeting; HAL 316
April 25 | Noon — Deadline to submit final version
April 26 – May 1 |
Student business plans read by Judges
May 1 | Noon — PowerPoint Presentation slides due to Mrs. Stillwaggon
May 2 | Business Plan Competition Presentations in Sticht Auditorium: Morning — Social Enterprises/Afternoon — Commercial Enterprises
May 2 | 9:00 p.m. — Winners announced via FaceBook and email
May 3 | 10:00 a.m. — Harbison Chapel ~ Announcement and Presentation of Winners (during Parent’s Day Awards Convocation)