Business Plan Competition

Save the Date! March 21, 2019 @ Cascade Theater in Redding, CA

The Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP), hosted by Shasta College, is a  program designed to help young people between the ages of 14 and 18 realize and attain their business goals.  Through entrepreneurship education and one-on-one counseling, YEP helps young people build skills, unlock creativity, and discover pathways to opportunities in small and large businesses.  Participants will learn real world business practices such as leadership development, team building, financial management, communication, and business etiquette.

This year marks the 12th annual Youth Entrepreneurship Program's Business Concepts and Video Elevator Pitch Competition.  This is an opportunity for our young people to showcase their creativity and innovative ideas while entering to win seed capital to help start their businesses. 

Remember, all contestants must be 14 to 18 years of age and be legal residents of Shasta, Trinity, Tehama, Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Humboldt, Del Norte, Modoc, Siskiyou, or Plumas Counties in California. 

Click here to register your school to attend the live event!

The competition is divided into the three phases below:

Phase 1: Jan. 24, 2019

Participants submit a 60-90 second video pitching their business idea.  A panel of judges will select the top 40 submissions to move forward to

Phase 2.


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Phase 2: Feb. 21, 2019

Participants submit a business plan.  Judges will select the top 5 teams or individuals to progress to the finals.


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Phase 3: Mar. 21, 2019

The top 5 finalists compete LIVE at the Cascade Theater by  presenting their idea in front of a panel of local judges and an audience of their peers.  All finalists receive Startup funds donated by US Bank. The presentations are to be 3 to 5 minutes in length.  The final event is held yearly ALL high schools in the region are WELCOME to attend for FREE!