Young entrepreneur business plan contest is accepting entries

Freeman Staff

March 27, 2015

MADISON — Students in middle and high school are invited to enter their business plans in a contest held by the Wisconsin Youth Entrepreneurs in Science until 5 p.m. April 6.

Public, private and homeschooled students across Wisconsin are eligible to turn their science- and tech-related ideas into business plans and compete for cash and prizes. The contest begins with a 250-word summary submitted through the website. Entries that advance to Phase 2 of the competition will expand their idea into a 1,000-word executive summary. Throughout the process, students get feedback from professionals across Wisconsin who will serve as judges.

To get started, students need to create a simple account at

All entries are submitted through the website. Students use their account to gain access to the judges’ comments and feedback. Templates and sample entries for both phases are available on the website, along with other entrepreneurial resources. Students are able to work in teams or as individuals and will be judged based upon their grade level, with the oldest team member determining the team category. Students or teams may enter multiple ideas.