Future Entrepreneurs Series: 7th ANNUAL YOUTH BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION April 2017

The Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board and the Future Entrepreneurs Series planning team are proud to provide an opportunity for youth to compete in BAWIB’s Youth Business Plan Competition to be held in April 2017.

This competition gives youth between the ages of 16-21 from Abington, Avon, Bridgewater, Brockton, East Bridgewater, Easton, Hanson, Stoughton, West Bridgewater and Whitman the opportunity to explore their dreams of starting their own business and gain knowledge of entrepreneurship through the process of participating in steps of developing a business plan.

The primary goal of BAWIB’s Future Entrepreneurs Series is to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit among our youth and to foster the development of feasible business ideas.  It is our hope that the youth who enter the competition are planning to implement their business plan idea in the near future.

Future Entrepreneurs Series: 7th ANNUAL YOUTH BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION, Scheduled for April 2017

Submit all applications by April 3rd, 2017 to:

Nicoline Batista
Connecting Activities Coordinator
508-584-9800 x23
nbatista@bawib.org

Youth Business Plan Competition Criteria CLICK HERE
Business Plan PowerPoint CLICK HERE
Attachment A – Guide to Developing a Business Plan  CLICK HERE

BAWIB will award cash prizes to two age groups, 16-18 and 19-21, in the amount of $500, $250, and $100 for the top three submissions in each. A written plan as well as a PowerPoint presentation must be submitted to the Connecting Activities Coordinator at nbatista@bawib.org by 4/3/2017 at 3pm.  Selected finalists will prepare a 10 minute oral presentation for a panel of judges in May 2017 (exact date and time TBA).

The Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board (BAWIB) is a business-led, policy-setting board that oversees workforce development initiatives in our ten-community region. BAWIB, along with the Mayor of Brockton, charters CareerWorks, the One Stop Career Center operated by the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute and YouthWorks, the youth career and educational resource center. Providing oversight and leveraging resources, BAWIB works with our community leaders to respond to current trends in our region. For more information on BAWIB, please visit our website at www.BAWIB.org