This year’s competition marks our 16th 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:
January 15th – Team Registration Opens
February 15th – Help Session #1 (6:00 – 8:00 PM: New Horizons Learning Centers/Pittston)
March 9th – Registration Closes (5:00 PM)
March 14th – Help Session #2 (6:00 – 8:00 PM: New Horizons Learning Centers/Pittston)
March 23rd – Submit Final BPC Deliverables (5:00 PM)
April 6th – Finalists Selected (8:00 PM)
April 13th – Finalists Video Shoot (All Day)
April 16th – Judging Presentations (4:00 PM)
April 25th – Awards Dinner (5:00 PM: F.M. Kirby Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre)