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Humboldt County Office of Education: INNOVATE Business Challenge

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Words: What's Your Idea


INNOVATE! Business Challenge is a high school competition for students to explore ideas for new products, services and business startups. Five finalists will be selected to pitch their idea to a panel of judges, just like on “Shark Tank.” Cash prizes will be awarded over this three-phase contest, top prize is $2,500!

Phase I

Upload Your Video “Elevator Pitch”
Deadline: Friday, Feb. 12 at 5 p.m.

Phase 2

Answer 13 Business Concept Questions
Deadline: Friday, April 2 at 5 p.m.

Phase 3

Finalist Presentations and Awards Ceremony
Online Ceremony | Thursday, May 20

The submission period for the 2021 Innovate! Business Challenge begins Monday, Dec. 7!

2021 Finalist Presentations

Thursday, May 7
Online Ceremony with Watch Party
Details TBA

Event Contact

Karen Brooks
707-445-7563 |
INNOVATE! Partners

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