The field of 10 finalists in two categories of competition has been named, as the West Virginia Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition has entered its final stage. A panel of judges comprised of members of the statewide business community has chosen five finalists in each of two categories, as the 10 teams look to capture two $10,000 prizes.
While the new Hospitality & Tourism category is dominated by teams from West Virginia University, the Lifestyle & Innovation category is comprised of five finalist teams from four different colleges and universities in West Virginia. Those finalists hail from the University of Charleston, Potomac State College of West Virginia University, Shepherd University and West Virginia University. All five Hospitality & Tourism finalists are from WVU, a category that saw 65 percent of its entries from that school.