Business Plan Competitions

2019 YEScarolina Competition Date

8th ANNUAL MARK MOTLEY FOUNDATION STATE BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION

Friday, May 3, 2019
College of Charleston | School of Business
5 Liberty St., Charleston, SC

Preliminary Round – 9AM | Semi-Final Round – 1PM | Final Round – 3PM

High school competition finalists are invited to advance to the state competition in Charleston, SC where they will present their business ideas to local entrepreneurs and business professionals who judge the plans. The top students from all over the state compete for prize money up to $3,000. First place wins $3,000 in seed money, second place wins $2,000 and third place wins $1,000!

Community members are invited to attend!

Thank you to all of our sponsors and judges who make these competitions possible! We are so thankful for the support you provide to our student entrepreneurs and teachers.


YEScarolina’s Grand Prize Trip to New York City for 1st & 2nd Place Winners, Parent/Guardian, and Entrepreneurship Teacher

This is an all-expense paid trip to New York City for the 1st and 2nd place state winners and their Entrepreneurship teachers. This exciting trip will include an educational and entertaining experience perfectly suited for the budding entrepreneur. There will be an opportunity to meet local entrepreneurs in The Big Apple and explore all the big highlights of the city. The grand prize winner’s excursion is scheduled for the end of June 2019.

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