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Business Plan Competition

Concordia Business Plan Competition

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On April 6th, 2024, Concordia University Irvine will host the 9th Annual Concordia Business Plan Competition (CBPC). It will facilitate two divisions: an undergraduate division composed of Concordia undergraduate students and a high school division comprised of high school teams from the Orange County area.

The Competition will consist of two parts: The written business plan and the oral presentation. The written business plan document is based on professional business plans that any startup would require and follows a provided outline. Next, the oral presentation is an 8-12 minute oral presentation of this idea to our judges in a Shark-Tank style setting.

Workshops will be included throughout the semester before the competition to help students develop their plan, and mentors will be available as well to help guide students throughout the process. We are excited to hold our competition this year!

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From this experience you will gain:

  • Mentorship from local business professionals
  • Knowledge of how to develop a business plan
  • College experience in the business field
  • A chance to win up to $2,500!
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Fast Pitch Information

Day 1 (Fast Pitch)

There will be two days for the competition. Day 1 is the Fast Pitch 
Competition, and Day 2 is the main competition with the oral presentation 
held in a Shark-Tank setting.

The Fast Pitch Competition is a quick 90-second elevator pitch of the competitors’ business plan. Competitors will pitch their ideas in front of business professionals, and first-place winners of both the Undergraduate and High School Divisions will win a small Prize.

Undergraduate - $500
High School -$250

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  • First Place up to $2,500
  • Second Place up to $1,500
  • Third Place up to $750

High School

  • First Place up to $1,500
  • Second Place up to $1,000
  • Third Place up to $500

Become a Mentor

The role for a mentor in the Concordia Business Plan Competition is to help and encourage participating teams in their endeavors to win the competition. This is a great opportunity to give back and get connected with hard working and aspiring students!

Become a Mentor


2022 Highlights

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Competition Day

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Fast Pitch Competition


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