2020 Florida Business Plan Competition & Exhibition Recap

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2020 Florida State Business Plan Competition & Exhibition
February 4, 2020
Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Key Stats

  • 300 students
  • 26 volunteers
  • 23 firms
  • 12 schools
  • 4 competitions

Student Highlights

  • Ramblewood Middle School won 3rd place in Booth Design, beating out many of our high school firms
  • Piper High School, winter of the HSBC Opportunity Fund for the Youth Business Summit, took 1st place in Booth Design (Imprint) and 2nd place in Business Plan Competition (Scripted Threadz). Both firms will travel to NYC for the Youth Business Summit.
  • JP Taravella High School (HALA) took back the 1 st place trophy in Business Plan Competition after 3 years of Cooper City High School firms holding that top spot


Competition Results

View All Competition Results

Participant Quotes

“We were completely blown away by the students’ and their hard work” – Keisha Buckanan, Regional Community Development Manager (Florida & Mid-Atlantic)

“Amazing!! Listen, when I say the future is bright. These young people are outstanding.” – Vivian Olodun, Flourish Media Founder

“The middle and high school students in the VEI program are so talented and motivated.” – Diana Sierra, Self-Employed

Social Media Contest Winners

Imprint, Piper High School, Sunrise, FL

Special Thanks

  • HSBC Volunteers (Judges)
  • Heiko Dobrikow, General Manager of Riverside Hotel (Keynote Speaker)
  • Emily Pickett, Event Manager for National Diversity Council (MC)
  • Diana Sierra, Self Employed – Volunteer to coordinate VE-JV competitions
  • Nova Southeastern University – for hosting us and providing support and judges for the event!