Office of the Governor
Work It, Richmond
Please Join Governor Bob McDonnell and Work It, Richmond
Governor’s Business Plan Challenge
Thursday, May 2nd - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
1111 East Broad Street - Richmond, Virginia
View/Download the official Event Program
In recognition of Virginia’s strong entrepreneurial environment, Governor McDonnell is hosting a statewide competition for the best business plans crafted by undergraduate students this year. Public and private colleges and universities will send their top presenters to Richmond for the Governor’s Business Plan Challenge Hosted by Work It, Richmond.
Entrepreneurs, innovators and thought leaders are invited to attend and engage in the 'start-up' conversation. The event will also feature an access to capital panel and networking time.
Registration Deadline: Monday, April 29th
Are you a student interested in presenting your business plan?
Please contact the State Council of Higher Education (SCHEV) for the apporiate contact at your college or university.
- ONE (1) $10,000 Grand Prize. One Grand Prize Winner will receive cash and services valued at $10,000 and recognition of your work on the website for the Challenge.
- ONE (1) $2,500 Second Prize Winner will receive cash and services valued at $2,500 and recognition of your work on the website for the Challenge.
- Up to Four (4) Honorable Mentions.
Governor’s Business Plan Challenge Sponsors
We would like to thank our partners for their commitment to entrepreneurship and innovation in the Commonwealth. Their generosity makes the Governor's Business Plan Challenge possible.
Generra J. Peck | Assistant Director of Legislative Affairs & Strategic Initiatives
Office of Governor Bob McDonnell | P. 804-786-2211 | Generra.Peck@governor.virginia.gov
Jacob Geiger | Director and Reporter
Work It, Richmond | P. 804-649-6874 | email@example.com