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Business Plan Competition for High School Students

Hosted by the Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship
at the C. T. Bauer College of Business

Are you a current high school student
who wants to own your own business?

WCE Think Tank 2022, a business plan competition, is just for you!
Participants will have the opportunity to submit a business plan,
be mentored and compete for prize money, provided by the
Downtown Rotary Club of Houston.
The competition is open only to students from high schools
and programs within Greater Houston communities.

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Application will open on September 1, 2021 and close on December 1, 2021.

Apply Now

WCE Think Tank 2021 Winners

  • Simply Co. - Clements High School - 1st Place - $3,000
  • GUARDIAN - The John Cooper School - 2nd Place - $2,000
  • Dulicious Co. - Dulles High School - 3rd Place - $1,000

See WCE Think Tank 2020 winners


  • Applicants must submit a one pager on their idea/technology.
  • Applicants must submit the final slide deck intended to use.
  • Slide deck must include:
    • Type of business
    • Problem
    • Solution
    • Technology/Idea
    • Who is your customer?
    • What is the pain you are solving?
    • Business Model
    • Market Size
    • Basic Financials
  • Applicants must submit a YouTube video (not longer than three minutes) introducing the team and idea/technology.


  • Ten finalists will be chosen.
  • There is no fee for entry.
  • Initial screening of entries will be done by WCE according to their own criteria to arrive at a number of finalists.
  • Selected finalists will have up to ten minutes to present their idea at the final judging event. Three minutes will be allocated for Q&A. The final presentation must include a PowerPoint.
  • Submissions may be entered by teams of 3 to 5 members.
  • Each entrant may enter only one idea.
  • Entries must be the original work of entrants.
  • It is mandatory for the finalists (sponsor and team members) to attend the Business Plan Competition.