Program Run Dates: March 3 - May 30, 2014
BPC Semi-Final Round
Where: Baruch Zicklin School of Business
When: May 23, 2014
BPC Final Round
Where: NASDAQ OMX MarketSite, 4 Times Square, NY, NY
When: May 30, 2014
What is the JA New York Business Plan Competition?
The JA New York Business Plan Competition (BPC) connects entrepreneurial lessons to the real world experience of creating a business plan. In Spring 2013, over 700 high school students from the five boroughs and Long Island will spend six weeks working with volunteers from the business community. These volunteers will serve as consultants and work with students in small teams to develop a plan for an original idea.
A customized web platform will allow completed plans to be submitted online. Teams will be judged in a series of playoff rounds, leading up to the final competition at NASDAQ Marketsite in Times Square. In the finals, teams will present their ideas to a panel of venture capitalists & successful entrepreneurs. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams.
Watch exciting highlights from the Business Plan Competition!
Students work in teams of three or four each to design their own unique product or service. Participating schools represent a broad range of student interests and backgrounds, from graphic art and communications to math and the sciences.
Edelman corporate volunteers document the journey of a team of students from Manhattan Business Academy competing in the 2012 Business Plan Competition. Experience the excitement, dreams and aspirations of Team Soul to Sole as they move through each round of the competition all the way to the final round at NASDAQ Marketsite.
What are the benefits?
BPC students will learn key business concepts and skills as they set up a new company and product. The unique curriculum helps students get excited about the world of business and entrepreneurship. The small group sessions with volunteers personalizes the student experience.
Volunteers will benefit from mentoring the students over the course of two months as they deepen their connection with the teams. Their professional experiences and insights will help students learn what it takes to create a successful business.
How can I get involved?
If you are a teacher, sign up your classes to participate:
If you are a business professional, sign up to coach a class of students:
See 2010 Competition Winners Here
See JA New York Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell to Celebrate 2010 Business Plan Competition Winners!
See 2009 Competition Winners Here