The eighth annual West Virginia Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition that began early last fall with a record field of 235 entries came to a close on April 4 at the final competition, held at the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown.
Fifteen teams participated in the finals - five in each of three categories (Lifestyle & Innovation, Hospitality & Tourism, and STEM). In the end, it was WVU that swept the competition. The three winning teams , each from the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, received a $10,000 cash award, as well as a prize package including legal, marketing and accounting services and incubator space. The funding will allow winners to see their business ideas become reality in West Virginia.