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The Big Idea: Business Plan Competition

logo-bigidea.pngWelcome to the Inaugural Big Idea Business Plan Competition. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and live in the Rowan County region of North Carolina, this contest is for you!


About the Competition
You are invited to submit a brief outline of your business idea proposal to be considered by a panel of judges affiliated in the business community in Greater Rowan County.


Who Can Enter?
The Big Idea Business Plan competition is open to any Rowan County resident ages 16 and up who have a business idea they wish to be considered. Business plan developers can be either individuals or teams.

Contestants must be from one of three categories:

  • High school (must have a sponsoring teacher in order to participate)
  • College Student
  • Adult

Three finalists will be selected from each category and work with mentors to further develop their business idea. Mentors will work with finalists to develop a final business plan and a 2-3 minute video pitching their ideas. The final business plan and video from each of the finalists will be used to determine winners in each category.


Winners
Winners will be announced at our awards ceremony on April 30, 6-8pm in the Tom Smith Auditorium at the Ketner School of Business on campus.


Deadline
The deadline to enter is March 21st at 11:59pm.