2020 Startup Stars Competition
Event Postponed
Mount Laurel Campus

Do you have an original business idea?  Do you aspire to own your own company one day?  You may be one of RCBC's future Startup Stars

Startup Stars is a business plan competition for aspiring entrepreneurs in the following three groups:

  • RCBC Students

  • High School Students

  • Aspiring community entrepreneurs

Submissions are closed for 2020.

Competition Guidelines

Business Plan Summary  

The business plan you develop must be based on a viable, authentic business idea- i.e., a business that could be developed.

Submit an executive summary of your business plan that outlines your business concept along with other required business plan components.  You may submit as an individual or as a group with no more than four team members. Please use the Business Plan Summary Template and Income Statement Template on this website to prepare your plan.



Online Resources: To help you prepare for your pitch, we have a library resource guide designed just for Startup Stars!  Access it here.

Experts Panel: Launching a Small Business in 2020

Thursday, March 26 from 10 am - 12 pm
1776 Cherry Hill Mall
Join 1776 as they host a panel of experts on the benefits and opportunities of starting your business in New Jersey. Register for this free event here.


Top finalists will have five (5) minutes to present their business summary to judges and the audience.  The presentations may be supplemented by a slide deck (with five to seven slides) or a demonstration. Presenters are expected to provide a sales pitch and forecast of financials, and be prepared to answer questions related to the written proposal.   The judges, who are business experts, will have an opportunity to provide useful feedback and ask questions about your business plan.

Finalists from each of the three categories will compete for prizes and awards on Thursday, April 2 at 6 p.m. in the Student Success Center.  This event is open to the general public. See the exciting presentations of tomorrow's leaders, listen to their amazing ideas, and support them in reaching for the stars.

This is an amazing opportunity to launch your brand and become a Startup Star.