Blue Ocean Entrepreneur Competition

Blue Ocean Student Entrepreneur Competition is a virtual pitch competition for high school students worldwide

Competition Details

Introduction: 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.

Competition Format: 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.

Competition Calendar: 

  • Webinar: September 14, 2022
  • Submission Deadline: February 18, 2023
  • Top 100 Announcement: March 20, 2023 
  • Top 25 Announcement: April 5, 2023
  • Top 10 Finalist: April 14, 2023
  • Grand Finale: April 22, 2023
  • Awards sent out: May 1, 2023

How to participate: 

  • 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, 2023 at 5:00 PM in the time zone where you are located.
  • 1st Place: $1,000 + Sponsored Internship
  • 2nd Place: $750
  • 3rd Place: $500
  • People’s Choice: $750 (top pitch with the most likes on Youtube) 

Along with certificates for winners and certificates of outstanding achievement 

Competition Website


High school students anywhere in the world (14-18 years old at time or registration).

Submission deadline

February 18, 2023, in the timezone you're located

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Students who previously took the class:

Throughout the years, our students have successfully gained admission or are currently attending top-ranking secondary and high schools around the world: America, Australia, Canada, China, and more:

  • Cardigan Mountain School
  • Choate Rosemary Hall
  • Concord Academy
  • Groton School

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