Business Plan Competition

The WCEC is calling all women start-ups!

Finalists Receive:

  • WCEC Certificate of Endorsement
  • Endorsement to lending partner for business loan *
  • Marketing on our social media platforms and press releases
  • Feature on our website
  • Access to annual fall forum (Approx. $80 value)


  1. The competition is open to women who are in the business planning stage or who are already in business.
  2. Business must be located in the State of New Jersey.
  3. Participants must complete ONE of the following options:
  4. Applicants will submit an application, a written business plan on our template, a cash flow summary on our template and resume to Women’s Center for Entrepreneurship Corp. for preliminary selection. The deadline for submission is 5:00 PM August 10, 2017. Please submit by emailing with these documents as attachments and subject line: Business Plan Competition Application.
    Download Application Download Business Plan TemplateDownload Financial Analysis
  5. The top 3 business plans that have received preliminary selection will be presented "Shark Tank" style, by the business owner, to the judging panel members.
  6. Viability of the business plan and budget will determine awarded certificates and endorsements. Panel presentations will take place in Newark in September 2017.

* - Endorsement is not a guarantee for a loan

WCEC: Women's Center for Entrepreneurship Corp.
  • 311 Main Street
    Chatham, NJ 07928
  • phone: 973.507.9700
  • email:

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