Blue Ocean Student Entrepreneur Competition

Blue Ocean Student Entrepreneur Competition is a global virtual pitch competition for high school students. Students will pitch their innovative business concepts to experienced entrepreneurs and business people, receive feedback on their ideas, join a community of like-minded students, and win prizes.
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Competition Overview

High school students anywhere in the world (14-18 years old at time or registration).
Entry fee
February 18, 2024, in the time zone you're located
Submission deadline
April 26, 2024
Winners Announcement

Competition Details

1. Registration Process 

After registering solo or with a team, students will identify a pressing problem the world faces or new market space. Then, they create a 5-minute video pitch and submit the link.

  • Register with your email address
  • Watch the webinar and complete the Blue Ocean mini-course to learn about Blue Ocean thinking
  • Think of a real-world problem that no one has solved before and create a blue ocean business idea to solve it.
  • Use the provided templates to structure your pitch and record a five minute video
  • Submit your pitch by February 18, 2024 at midnight in the time zone where you are located. Participants can compete individually or as part of a team (maximum 5 students per team). 

2. Timeline

  • Webinar: September 16, 2023
  • Submission Deadline: February 18, 2024
  • Top 100 Announcement: March 29, 2024
  • Top 30 Announcement: April 12, 2024
  • Top 10 Announcement: April 19, 2024
  • Winners Announcement: April 26, 2024 
  • Awards Sent Out: To be announced 

3. Prizes
In addition to cash prizes, winners will also receive certificates. Certificate of Participation is awarded to all participants who submit their pitch. Certificate of Outstanding Achievement is awarded to Top 10 pitches.

  • 1st place: $1000
  • 2nd Place: $750
  • 3rd Place: $500
  • People’s Choice: $750 (

    (top pitch with the most likes on Youtube)

Regional Winners: 

  • North America – $500
  • Europe – $500
  • Africa – $500
  • Asia and Oceania – $500
  • Latin America – $500
  • Middle East – $500

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