Business Plan Competitions

2020 YEScarolina Competition Date


Thursday, April 30, 2020
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 Chicago for 1st & 2nd Place Winners, Parent/Guardian, and Entrepreneurship Teacher


This is an all-expense paid trip to Chicago 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 and explore all the big highlights of the city.
  • Flight:  Round-trip air ticket to Chicago
  • Hotel:  4-day/3-night hotel conveniently located to all major attractions
  • Package:  2 unique dinner experiences (daily lunch and 1 dinner not included), trip to Chicago Fed Money museum, Chicago Stock Exchange Tour, Chicago City Pass to see Sky Dec, Museum of Science & Industry, Field Museum, and Aquarium), shopping on Magnificent Mile, a baseball game at Wrigley Field!

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