High School Business Plan Competition
Rensselaer’s Lally School of Management and Technology will host a business plan competition for high school students in the spring of 2013.
The competition provides an opportunity for teams of high school students to win prizes and exchange ideas in an intellectually vibrant environment. Teams will receive feedback from members of the Lally School’s community of management scholars and business leaders. To enter the competition, each student team must develop a unique and innovative business concept and prepare a ten-minute presentation geared towards motivating potential investors to fund a company started to execute the students’ business concept.
A great introduction to entrepreneurship and Rensselaer!
Intent to submit is an email sent to SCTE@rpi.edu that should include your high school name and number of teams you think your school will enter the competition.
Registration is an email sent to SCTE@rpi.edu that should include: high school name, team Name, each member's name, one paragraph description of the idea and the team's primary contact person (teacher or club facilitator).
Selected teams will present their idea at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on May 29th. See Official Rules for further details. Finalists will repeat their presentation before a larger panel of judges immediately preceeding the award ceremony. If the judges like your 10 minute presentation, your team could win up to $2500 in prize money!
Presentation guide available here.
At the end of the 10 minutes, the judging panel will have 5 minutes to ask questions and provide feedback and coaching. Teams are encouraged to evaluate and/or incorporate the judges' feedback in preparation for final presentations. They will base their decisions on the professionalism of the presentation, as well as the feasibility, potential profitability, and merit of the business idea. Judges will consist of community members, faculty, staff and alumni with varying backgrounds in entrepreneurship and business.
- 1st Place -
- 2nd Place - $1500
- 3rd Place - $1000
If awarded a prize, the money will be split equally among all presenting team members and distributed to each student in the student's name in the form of a check from Rensselaer.