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Presenting the Eighth Annual Business Plan Competition

On April 1st, 2022 Concordia University Irvine will host the 8th Annual Concordia Business Plan Competition (CBPC). It will facilitate two divisions: an undergraduate division composed of Concordia undergraduate students, and a high school division comprised of high school teams from the Orange County Area. We are excited to be able to once again hold our competition this year.

The Competition consists of two parts. The first part is a written business plan document. This document is based on professional business plans that any startup would require and follows a provided outline. The second part is an 8-12 minute oral presentation of this plan/idea to a group of investors (judges) in a Shark-Tank like setting.  

The Ideation Workshop is January 18, 2023
The Marketing Workshop is February 8, 2023
The Finance Workshop is February 22, 2023
The Presentation Workshop is March 8, 2023
The Bring It All Together Workshop is March 22, 2023

The Mixer/Social Night is March 31, 2023 at 5:00 PM
The Competition Day is on April 1, 2023 at 9:00 AM

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

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About the Competition

The Concordia Business Plan Competition, presented by Concordia’s school of Business and Economics, provides undergraduate students of all majors an opportunity to participate in the entrepreneurial experience by turning an idea into a business.

Mentorship and instruction from business professionals enables students to learn, practice, and apply the core competencies of business.

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  • First Place up to $2,500
  • Second Place up to $1,500
  • Third Place up to $1,000

High School

  • First Place up to $1,500
  • Second Place up to $1,000
  • Third Place up to $500

Become a Donor

The Concordia Business Plan Competition is made possible by generous sponsors who seek to inspire the next generation to share and start their own businesses that can positively impact the community and world around them. If you would feel moved to make such a contribution, we would love your support!

Sponsorship Tiers

Benefits Title Sponsor $25000 Trailblazer $10,000 Pioneer $5,000 Maverick $2,500 Contributor $1,000
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Become a Donor

Become a Mentor

The role for a mentor in the Concordia Business Plan Competition is to help and encourage participating teams in their endeavors to win the competition. This is a great opportunity to give back and get connected with hard working and aspiring students!

Become a Mentor


2022 Highlights

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Competition Day

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Fast Pitch Competition


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