This year’s competition marks our 15th year. Students from our region’s fourteen colleges and universities compete in one division, early stage entrepreneurs are eligible to compete in a separate division, and Award Dinner attendees help to select one additional Wild Card Winner from the finalists. Thanks to the generosity of our corporate sponsors, winning teams share in cash prizes and in-kind services valued in excess of $100,000 to help launch their businesses.


This year, key dates include:
February 1st – Team Registration Opens
February 22nd – Help Session #1 (6:00 – 8:00 PM: New Horizons Learning Centers/Pittston)
March 17th – Registration Closes (5:00 PM)
March 21st –Help Session #2 (6:00 – 8:00 PM: New Horizons Learning Centers/Pittston)
April 4th – Submit Final BPC Deliverables (5:00 PM)
April 12th –Finalists Selected (8:00 PM)
April 14th – Finalists Video Shoot (All Day)
April 17th – Judging Presentations (4:00 PM)
April 27th – Awards Dinner (5:00 PM: Mohegan Sun Pocono Hotel)