CCBC Business Plan competition offering $60K+ in prize winnings

Aug 15, 2022

CCBC’s Center for Business Innovation is accepting entries to its Tenth Annual Business Plan Competition, offering a top prize of $20K for a budding entrepreneur. A total of $62,500 in seed money will be awarded among the top six finalists.

The competition is open to current or former students who have completed at least 15 CCBC credits within the last five years, or who are alumni of a CCBC credit or non-credit degree/program or certificate program.

Each participant will have access to invitation-only workshops to help them develop critical elements of a viable business plan, including guidance in strategy, marketing and finance.

Registration is open now at The deadline to register is Oct. 9, 2022. Register now!

The Business Plan Competition first-place winner will receive $20K and a range of valuable start-up resources. CCBC’s top Business students will provide support in marketing, sales, website development, accounting, and human resources to help the new entrepreneurs launch their businesses. Local business owners will serve as mentors.

The Center for Business Innovation has helped launch nearly 47 new businesses over the last nine years, due in great part to community support and generous sponsorships. This year’s Business Plan Competition sponsors are: Philip E. and Carol R. Ratcliffe Foundation Inc., CCBC Business Club, CCBC Alumni Association, CCBC Foundation Inc., Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce, and Chick-fil-A®.

For more information, contact Dennis Sullivan at or Angella Kevas at Business owners who would like to serve as mentors or judges in the competition should also contact Dennis Sullivan.

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