Business Plan Challenge


The Junior Achievement Business Plan Challenge is an extension of the in-class JA Be Entrepreneurial program in which high school students create professional business plans that showcase an idea for a product or service.

The Business Plan Challenge was created to offer young high school entrepreneurs additional feedback and guidance as they develop their business. After completing the JA Be Entrepreneurial program, students from participating schools have the opportunity to submit PowerPoint and video presentations for comments from entrepreneurial experts participating in the Preliminary Round of the Business Plan Challenge.

Based on prescribed criteria, students submitting the best proposals are offered the opportunity to improve their business plans and present them to an expert panel in the live Final Round and compete for scholarship funds.

Junior Achievement will be giving away $12,000 in Scholarships to the winning teams.

Competition is on May 3rd, 2018.

Pillars of Student Success Entrepreneurship:  Financial-Literacy:  Work-Readiness: 
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Classroom-Based High School
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