Hop on the Bus

High School Business Plan Competition


2014- 2015 Winners

Winners Receive Recognition for State-wide High School Business Plan Competition

On May 29, 2015 the winners from the fall and spring Hop on the Bus! Business Plan Competition received recognition for their accomplishments at the North Carolina Council for Economic Education’s award ceremonies in Charlotte.

The Hop on the BUS! High School Business Plan competition is a state-wide competition open to all North Carolina High School students. The competition is held in the spring and the fall. Many teams submitted complete business plans. The plans were judged by small business experts from around the state. From these entries the top ten were chosen as semi-finalists. These semi-finalists were invited to create a video presentation of their business plan to be reviewed by another panel of judges. The scores from the written business plan and the video presentations were used to select the top teams. The top teams include:

Fall 2014 Winners

1st Place- Team Name: Universal Repair

2nd Place- Team Name: Guys in Ties Advertising

3rd Place- Team Name: Big Apple Bagels

Spring 2015 Winners

1st Place- Team Name: Serving Hungry Students

2nd Place- Team Name: Cisum Music

3rd Place- Team Name: Ignite Inc.

This is the ninth year of the competition. The competition is sponsored by the North Carolina Council for Economic Education, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, North Carolina REAL Enterprise, and North Carolina Rural Center.