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Humboldt County Office of Education: INNOVATE Business Challenge

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NOTICE: The deadline for Phase 2 Questions submissions has been changed to Friday, April 17 at 5 p.m. In addition, it is likely that the finalist presentation format will be different than originally planned.

Please contact Karen Brooks at (707) 445-7563 or for more information.


INNOVATE! Business Challenge is a competition for high school-aged students to create ideas for new products and services and business startups. Five finalists pitch their ideas to a panel of judges, just like on “Shark Tank.” Grand prizes in the three-phase contest is $2,500, total awards around $9,000.

Phase I

Upload Your Video “Elevator Pitch”
Deadline: Friday, Feb. 7 at 5 p.m.

Phase 2

Answer 13 Business Concept Questions
Deadline: Friday, April 17 at 5 p.m.

Phase 3

Finalist Presentations and Awards Ceremony
Details TBA

Thanks to all who submitted a video! Those selected for Phase 2 will be notified soon. 

2020 Finalist Presentations

Thursday, May 7
Sequoia Conference Center
Details TBA

Event Contact

Karen Brooks
707-445-7563 |
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