Business Plan Contest

The FCC Business Plan Contest is for currently enrolled FCC students. Interested students with a business idea will develop a complete business plan that will be evaluated by a panel of area business leaders. Similar to the popular television show, “Shark Tank,” the contest will culminate in presentations to a panel of experts by up to five finalists. These judges will choose the winning business plans and the winning students will receive scholarships that may be used at FCC or a transfer college. Prizes are not transferable to other persons. 
  • First place is a $1,500 scholarship
  • Second place is a $1,000 scholarship
  • Third place is a $500 scholarship
Students who wish to enter the contest should complete the online application by March 25, 2016.  The plan should be submitted on or before April 11, 2016. Finalists will be notified by April 21, 2016. The final presentations will be on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the Jack B. Kussmaul Theater, on the main campus.

Interested in finding out more?  Attend an informal workshop:
  • Workshop I  - Wednesday, March 9, 3:30 p.m. in C112.
  • Workshop II - Wednesday, March 9, 5:30 p.m. in C112.
Instructions for Submitting Your Business Plan
  1. Provide a cover page with the name of the proposed business and persons submitting the business plan.
  2. The plan should follow the outline provided and use headings consistent with the outline.
  3. All materials should be prepared in at least 11 point font.
  4. All materials shall be checked for spelling and grammatical errors.
  5. Students who wish to enter the FCC's Business Plan Contest, should complete the online application by March 25, 2016.  
  6. Review all Business Plan Contest Rules prior to final submission. The plan should be submitted on or before April 11, 2016. 

Business Plan Contest Rules

Business Plan Outline

Sample Income and Cash Flow

Income and Cash Flow Template

Other Resources