Business Plan Competition Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to participate in the Business Plan Competition, one of the following conditions must be met:
  • Current or former CCBC students with at least 15 credit hours successfully completed in any discipline within the last five years.
  • An alumnus of CCBC who has graduated with a credit degree or credit certificate.
  • A non-credit graduate of any of the certificate or apprenticeship programs offered by CCBC.
  • A student in the final year of a non-credit apprenticeship program offered by CCBC.
Those who already have a business started may participate as long as they meet one of the criteria above and have less than $100,000 in revenue, no more than 2 full-time employees and haven’t been in business for more than 3 years.

You can participate individually or as a team. At least one team member must meet the eligibility requirements. All participants should thoroughly read all disclosures and terms & conditions before applying to the competition. Previous winners of the competition are not eligible.

Types of businesses that are not eligible include franchisees, multi-level marketing and network marketing companies such as Amway, Herbalife, Tupperware, Nu Skin, Mary Kay, and other similar companies. Businesses promoting adult products, gambling, pornography or other illicit products that run contrary to the values of CCBC and Maryland laws are also prohibited.