2018 National Business Plan Competition Finalists

The following 28 teams have qualified for the 2018 National Business Plan Competition, taking place during the 2018 Youth Business Summit on April 16, 2018 at Microsoft Technology Center. This event is the most prestigious and rigorous annual business plan competition for public high school students. It challenges VE students from across the country to demonstrate their global business expertise through written business plans and oral presentations. In order to qualify for this event, these teams have demonstrated the best-written plans and oral presentations at their respective local, state, and regional competitions.


 FirmSchool, City, StateCompany Description
Anomalous Bakersfield High School, Bakersfield, CAAnomalous focuses on combating local food waste by utilizing produce deemed “imperfect” to craft quality juices.
Au Naturale Oakland High School, Murfreesboro, TNAuNaturale is a fully organic company, where we have “just what you need made naturally.”
Axis Enterprise Franklinton High School, Franklinton, NCAxis Enterprises is a C-Corp founded in 2012 that specializes in unique and innovative sporting equipment and fan gear.
BlocSouth Pasadena High School, South Pasadena, CAWith Bloc, instructions are optional. Their modular furniture empowers individuals to break the mold of traditional design and redefine what it means to start over.
BluePrintFrancis Lewis High School, Fresh Meadows, NYBluePrint is a 3D printing company that revolutionizes interactive marketing with business solutions such as promotional material, prototyping services, and architectural models.
Clear Coast Eyewear Murrieta Valley High School, Murrieta, CAClear Coast Eyewear offers high-end recycled ocean plastic sunglasses.
Co-ExistCareerline Tech Center, Holland, MICo-Exist specializes in trendy apparel for skate, surf and lifestyle. We collaborate with the best brands to offer rare products and curated collections.
ConnoCrateVR Eaton High School, Haslet, TXConnoCrate delivers organic, specialty grade coffee from exotic farms around the world, straight to your doorstep, with a convenient subscription service. Unbox your inner connoisseur!
ElluminatePlainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School, Plainview, NYElluminate is an all-natural energy drink company that seeks to fill the void that exists in the energy drink market.
ElysiumBearden High School, Knoxville, TNElysium is a For-Profit Benefit Corporation, selling internet service and smart products, determined to end internet access disparity between rural and urban areas in America.
EssenceMount St. Mary Academy, Kenmore, NYEssence offers a variety of essential oil-based products, from room sprays to diffusers, that improve both the physical and mental health of our consumers.
EvoTechPatchogue-Medford High School, Medford, NYEvoTech’s mission is to make lives easier while providing customers with a purposeful product. Our advanced technology and environmentally friendly products make the impossible, possible.
Flash TaskJohn F. Kennedy High School, Bellmore, NYFlash Task is a subscription-based company that provides efficient and reliable errand-running services to users on their app.
Fresh DirectIslip High School, Islip, NYFresh Direct is a gourmet food delivery service that uses a store-to-door mentality to deliver quality ingredients and decorations across the United States.
Global Goodies VEParkway West High School, Ballwin, MOGlobal Goodies VE is a subscription box snack company that sends foods from every corner of the globe straight to your doorstep.
H to O: Hydration to OthersGreer High School, Greer, SCHydration to Others improves lives across the globe by placing water purification systems in underdeveloped countries using profits from the sale of our reusable bottles.
Highrise GardensBloomington High School, Bloomington, CAHighrise Gardens is an agricultural engineering corporation. Our specialization in aeroponics bridges the gap between fresh produce and those who do not have direct access.
JourneySouth Pasadena High School, South Pasadena, CAJourney seeks to promote self-exploration through backpacks filled with new and exciting items.
MozzafiatoSt. Charles North High School, St. Charles, ILMozzafiato is a high-end transportation company that markets to established individuals by leasing our luxury sports cars, motorcycles, and yachts.
NuappsFrancis Lewis High School, Fresh Meadows, NYNüapps is a mobile-app development firm that provides companies with advertisements and mobile applications that enhances marketing strategies for businesses. When you think Nuapps, Think Growth.
SoleMatesMurrieta Valley High School, Murrieta, CASolemates is a high-fashion company selling interchangeable high heels.
SPFyWesthampton Beach High School, Westhampton Beach, NYSPFy offers natural, organic sunscreen and skin protection products proudly made in the U.S.A. SPFy’s mission is intertwined with our dedication to fight skin cancer.
SproutEdward R. Murrow High School, Brooklyn, NYSprout is a social media advertising company that offers an interactive business review platform. On Sproutny.org, companies can promote themselves through Sprout's various advertising packages.
Summit Design & DevelopmentAdvanced Technology Center, Virginia Beach, VASummit Design & Development is committed to offering well-crafted websites, web page support, advertising, and graphics for any VE company.
TropiCoffeeCooper City High School, Cooper City, FLTropiCoffee offers certified shade-grown bottled iced coffee to give consumers the great tasting coffee they desire, while protecting the rainforest and its wildlife habitats.
Unperplexed SolutionsAcademy for Math, Science & Engineering, Rockaway, NJUnperplexed Solutions is a virtual company which sells all-terrain drones for recreational and professional purposes. Target markets include high school students and VE firms.
WavelengthCary-Grove High School, Cary, ILWavelength allows individuals to express their identity. A wide variety of custom products and a unique design-interface offers engraved goods for firms and people alike.
WayBound, Inc.Fenton High School, Fenton, MIWayBound Inc. is a clothing retailer that specializes in selling high-quality, affordable clothing. Convenience is key for our customers providing high standard bundles.

Go to 2018 Youth Business Summit website.