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Pennsylvania's State System Business Plan Competition 2017-2018

The State System Business Plan Competition Committee is seeking State System students like you who are interested in starting or growing their own business in Pennsylvania. Funding is available to support students in their business development efforts. Start-up/seed capital and in-kind prizes will be awarded to assist with the creation of your new business or the development of your growing business.

Prizes include:

  • $10,000 for 1st place
  • $5,000 for 2nd place
  • $2,500 for 3rd place
  • $500.00 for best Video (Student Choice Award based on number of YouTube views)
  • $350.00 1st place and $150.00 2nd place for best Poster displayed at Awards Ceremony

Important Dates

Intent to Compete: Registration must be submitted by Nov. 19, 2017.

Venture Profile:Content must be submitted no later than Jan. 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM.

Awards Ceremony will be April 4, 2018 at the Dixon Center, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Visit for more information and to register!