Business Plan Competitions

2017 YEScarolina Competition Dates



Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Preliminary Round – 12:30 p.m. | Semi Final Round – 3:15 p.m. | Final Round – 5 p.m.
College of Charleston | School of Business
5 Liberty St., Charleston, SC

During the school year, high school students taking a YEScarolina entrepreneurship class develop and write a business plan, which they present in front of classmates and judges. Winners from the class competitions advance amongst the top students in the tri-county area to the Motley Rice Regional Competition. Then top students from this round progress to the Mark E. Motley State Competition. Students compete in three rounds including the preliminary round, semi-finals and the final round where the final three students battle to take home up to $1,000 in seed money to launch their business.

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.

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6th Annual Mark Motley Foundation High School State Business Plan Competition

Saturday, June 17, 2017
College of Charleston | School of Business
5 Liberty St., Charleston, SC

High school regional competition finalists and some regional semi-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!

NFTE National Challenge

October 2017