The 15th Annual Business Plan Competition includes a “non-collegiate” category. Aspiring entrepreneurs from across the region are invited to enter and compete for cash, in-kind services, and regional expertise.

The Non-Collegiate Teams Plans will be considered based upon the following criteria:

  1. Technology or knowledge economy based hereby defined as leveraging technology or intellectual property to drive revenue.
  2. Entrants must reside and operate within the Northeastern Pennsylvania region hereby defined as Bradford, Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Schuylkill, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming Counties.
  3. Sales of less than $250k over last 12 Months
  4. Final approval of eligibility is reserved for the judging committee.

*Technology = design, development, manufacture or processes using engineering and science-based methods.  Examples include IT, Biotechnology, Manufacturing. If questioning your eligibility, kindly notify the Advisory Committee for determination.