Blue Ocean High School Entrepreneurship Competition


Scholarship Value: $1,000
Awards Available: 8

The Blue Ocean High School Entrepreneurship Competition is the most prestigious pitch competition for high school students in the world. It is a free virtual entrepreneurship competition that attracts the very best high school aged entrepreneurs from all over the world. Every year, individuals or teams pitch their innovative business concepts to experienced entrepreneurs and business-people, receive feedback on their ideas, join a community of like-minded students, and compete for thousands in cash prizes. Simply finishing in the Top 100 makes you one of the 100 best student entrepreneurs in the world.

Come up with an idea on your own or with a team of up to 5 others for a product or service that stands apart and you believe the world needs, register for the competition (see button below), so we know who you are and can keep in touch with you, create a video pitch under 5 minutes in length using the Rubric on the Resources page and then submit the video by February 18, 2022. That's it.

Our competition is inspired by the ideas and message of the over 4 million-copy international bestseller Blue Ocean Strategy and the New York Times bestseller Blue Ocean Shift, co-authored by Professors W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne. Blue Ocean Strategy and Blue Ocean Shift are taught in over 2,000 universities around the world including the top business schools. Blue Ocean Strategy is about creating a leap in value for consumers and making the competition irrelevant with innovative ideas and business models. At the Blue Ocean Entrepreneurship Competition, we challenge our competitors to channel Blue Ocean thinking in their ideas and pitches.

How to Compete

Pitches should be 3 to 5 minutes in length. If you are unsure about how to pitch or what to pitch, see the Content page on this site on how to do a pitch and also how the scoring will be done. All pitches should be submitted by February 18, 2022. We will go through 4 rounds of judging and announce the winners on April 18, 2022. We will notify all entrants on the status of their pitches as judging is completed.

Video submission for this contest will be accepted beginning on Monday October 25, 2021. There is a submissions tab at the top of this website at that time.

We will also announce a People's Choice Award ($750) winner on April 18, 2022. All pitches submitted will be uploaded to our YouTube channel "Blue Ocean Competition." To win, simply receive the most "likes" on that channel. Direct your friends and relatives to this page once submitted.

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