Future Students

$100,000 Business Plan Competition

Business Plan Competition

All AACC students* (credit and noncredit) are invited to compete in AACC's Business Plan Competition with more than $100,000 in cash, scholarships and in-kind prizes! There is up to $50,000 in seed funds up for grabs, scholarships that pay for all AACC courses, books and fees,  and space in the student business incubator valued at $950. In addition, all prize winners will receive free mentoring. 

Business plans are due April 6, 2016 by 12:00 p.m. Finalists will be invited to present their business plans to a panel of judges consisting of experts from the business, legal, government, and education communities.  Presentations will be shark tank style and are scheduled for April 27, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Business plans must be submitted online. 
The link for online submissions will be available from March 1st to April 6th.  Plans will be limited to ten pages and must have the generally accepted components in a business plan. The plan may be for a new start-up venture, a new product, or market development in an existing venture that is less than 3 years old.

*Students who enter the competition must be in good standing according to the AACC student handbook.  Students who completed course work at AACC in the fall 2015, or are currently enrolled in at least one credit or non-credit course at AACC are eligible to compete.

Teams may also enter. At least 50% of the team, and preferably more, must meet the above enrollment criteria.

If you would like to receive an email notification when the online submission is open please send your name, student ID, and email address to esi@aacc.edu. 

Please email esi@aacc.edu.