Montana high-school college students can win prizes in entrepreneurship contest


BIG CASES – The Prospects 2021 High School Business Plan & Pitch Contest is an online contest for young entrepreneurs in the state of Montana and the deadline for submitting it is approaching.

The virtual business competition offers scholarships and cash prizes for students with new ideas and existing small businesses.

The Montana Chamber of Commerce opened the competition to high school students across the state back in November and has won over $ 50,000 in prizes.

The competition is a cooperation initiative with Youth Entrepreneurs to develop a mentoring platform to connect students with executives from business and society.

To participate, students must submit a two-minute video pitch and a summary of no more than 1,000 words.

To encourage young entrepreneurs to submit their business ideas, the Great Falls Development Authority is offering a cash prize of $ 1,000. “It’s so important to start when kids are in both junior high school and high school,” said Brett Doney, GFDA CEO. “The best way to learn about a business is to get immersed in it, start a business, get it up and running, and learn from your mistakes.”

The Montana Chamber of Commerce has selected a panel of volunteer judges to represent the Montana business community and judge student business ideas from February 15 to March 5.

The deadline for the submission of their business ideas by these young entrepreneurs ends next Friday, February 12th. The competition winners will be announced on Friday March 12th.

A virtual award ceremony for the winners of the competition will take place in April.

To learn more about the information contest, click here to visit the Montana Chamber of Commerce website.