Marshall leads business plan competition in number of submissions

Marshall students had the highest number of submissions to the West Virginia Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition this year with 107 out of the total of 235.

The competition affords students in the state the opportunity to make a business idea come to life with the support of state institutions of higher education and seasoned business professionals from around the country. Winners receive $10,000 in cash in addition to accounting, legal and incubator space, either virtual or physical.

Ten proposals in each of three categories, for a total of 30 business plans, will be chosen to be presented at the semifinals. The categories include Lifestyle and  Innovation, Hospitality and Tourism, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

For more information about the annual statewide collegiate business plan competition, visit