Emerging Entrepreneur FAQ

What is the Emerging Entrepreneur Competition?

The Emerging Entrepreneur Competition is a brand new event designed to help inspire and motivate high school entrepreneurs with great ideas and inventions. We, the Business Builders club at Ohio State, would like to encourage these bright, talented students to pursue their passions of creating something awesome.

What is the Business Builders Club?

We are a group of passionate students who collaborate with the Columbus Community and organizations around the world to foster entrepreneurship.  The BBC recruits, educates, and funds talented students at Ohio State.  Our members are excited by the challenges and opportunities provided by entrepreneurship.  Some of us are determined to end poverty.  Some of us want to be millionaires.  All of us want to change the world.

Where will the Emerging Entrepreneur Competition be located?

Location coming soon.

When will the competition take place?

Coming soon.

How do I sign up for the event?

You can register for the event by going to our event page and filling out the registration form at the bottom of the page.

What should should I include in my presentation?

Your presentations should include the following:

  • The Problem/Opportunity
    • Clearly describe the problem/opportunity that the product or service solves or seeks to capitalize.
  • Audience/Target
    • Who is your audience or target market? Who are you going to sell your product or service to?
  • Revenue Model
    • How will you make money?
  • Product/Service Being Sold
    • What is your product or service? Clearly describe your ideas.

Who can sign up for this event?

The competition is limited to high school students who have previously developed ideas for businesses or inventions.

Can I have friends and family come and watch me pitch?

Absolutely! In fact, it’s encouraged.

How do I know if I have registered successfully?

After you submit your online registration form, the Business Builders Club will send you a confirmation email within a day or two. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact us.

Who will be judging the event?

The judges panel will consist of various investors and successful entrepreneurs from around the Central Ohio area.

What will the criteria for judging be?

The judges will make their decisions based on:

  • The uniqueness of the idea/product
  • Marketability of the idea/product
  • Communicating the benefits of the idea/product
  • Clarity of presentation
  • Ability to spark interest in the idea/product
  • No safety or patent issues