2021 Norm Brodsky Business Concept Competition
The Norm Brodsky Business Concept Competition
About Norm Brodsky
The personification of the word “entrepreneur”, Norm Brodsky ’64 launched eight successful businesses before he began sharing his strategies as the author of the popular Street Smarts column in Inc. Magazine.
Brodsky is also the author of the book The Knack: How Street Smart Entrepreneurs Learn How to Handle Whatever Comes Up. Norm and his wife Elaine enjoy sharing their expertise and mentoring business owners as well as entrepreneurial students.
Prizes for the High School Senior Competition:
1st Place: 4-year, full-tuition scholarship* + a plaque + a trophy for your high school
2nd Place: A plaque.
3rd Place: A plaque.
*Scholarship is to attend Rider University and is contingent upon the student being accepted at Rider University, and continuing as a Rider student in good standing.
Prizes for the High School Sophomore and Junior Competition:
1st Place: $750 + plaque + trophy for your high school + automatic entrance to the finals when you are a senior*
2nd Place: $250 + plaque.
3rd Place: A plaque.
*Automatic entrance to the finals assumes student formally applies to the competition as a senior – the student can use a similar or different concept.
November 15, 2020 (applications submitted after the 11:59 pm deadline will be entered into next year's competition)
January 23, 2021 starting at 2:30 pm
WHAT is the Norm Brodsky High School Business Concept Competition?
The Norm Brodsky Business Concept Competition is designed to recognize and promote exceptional effort, skill, and creativity among high school students.
WHO is eligible?
Sophomores, juniors, and seniors at any high school.
ONE competition or two?
While all sophomore, junior and senior high school students are eligible to apply, the competition will take place in two divisions. Sophomores and juniors will compete in the lower division while seniors compete in the higher division.
However, all finalists (and family and friends) for both divisions are invited to the live finale and banquet.
HOW do students apply?
Complete the online application below.
HOW are winners selected?
A set of judges review all entries. The top five entries in each division will be invited to present their business concept at Rider University before a panel of judges. Scores will then be totaled to determine final placement. If you are a finalist in the senior division and are coming from beyond the local area, Rider University will provide transportation and lodging for the senior finalist. Rider does not want distance to deter a senior from entering the competition.
WHEN are the awards conferred?
Final placement and awards will be announced at the banquet following the live finale.
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