Apply for the 11th Annual Business Plan Contest


FCC students are invited to apply for the 11th Annual Business Plan Contest, which provides the chance to win scholarship money from M&T Bank.

During the contest, three finalists present a business plan to a panel of judges in a format similar to the popular TV show “Shark Tank.” Judges then select the first, second, and third place winners, who receive scholarships in the amount of $2,500, $1,500, or $1,000, respectively. Scholarship prizes may be used at FCC or a transfer college.

All currently enrolled credit and non-credit FCC students are invited to develop a business plan and apply for the contest. The timeline for the contest is below.

  1. Submit an Intention to Compete Application by Friday, March 8, 2024, 11:59PM EST.
  2. Submit a Final Written Business Plan by Friday, April 12, 2024, 11:59PM EST.
  3. The Top Three Finalists will be notified via email by Friday, April 19, 2024.
  4. Finalist Presentations will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, 1:00 PM - 2:30PM in the FCC Conference Center (E126).
Individuals and teams of two students can enter. Teams will split scholarship awards equally.

For more information about the 11th Annual Business Plan contest, including contest rules and instructions, click here. If you have additional questions, please contact Professor Larry Devan at [email protected].

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Special thanks to M&T Bank for generously providing the scholarship prizes through the FCC Foundation, Inc.