2022-2023 Competition Finalists

The West Virginia Business Plan Competition Series provides high school students, college students, and community members from around the state with the opportunity to make a business idea come to life, with the support of state institutions of higher education and seasoned business professionals across the nation.

The competitions have three rounds. In round one, participants submit a 90-second YouTube video pitching their idea. Judges score the entries and the top scores move on to the next round.

In round two, students conduct customer discovery interviews and fill out the business model canvas. To prepare, they attend an online workshop which gives them the resources they need to be successful in the semifinals.

Below, please find this year’s finalists for all competitions:

  • BRITE – $40,000
  • Happy Hooves – $5,000
  • Hear Hike
  • Highland Outdoors – $19,000
  • Marshmallow Catcher – $2,000
  • Nate’s Handcrafted Nets – $15,000
  • Noble Growing System – $16,000
  • Poplar Island Pumpkins & Events
  • StudentBreak®
  • Sybercups
  • The Instrument Lab LLC
  • The Lite Sleeper – $25,000
  • The Stable Boy – $35,000
  • YNST – $8,000

The dollar amounts associated with the finalist businesses represent the funds awarded to the competing teams from the Technical Assistance Fund in the 2022-2023 competition.