Countdown to the Finals

Sheer business plan awesomeness will be displayed by our finalists on Friday, May 2, 2014.


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$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 14-21 | Reviewers read and score student business plans

April 23Student 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 1Student 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)


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Please direct all questions to Mrs. Lynn Stillwaggon:

  • In Person: HAL 318L
  • Phone: 724.458.1544
  • Email:

Good Luck!

And remember that business plan competitions are FUN. By the look of this picture, perhaps they are a bit too much fun?

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