The MassHire Greater Brockton Workforce Board and the Future Entrepreneurs Series planning team are proud to provide an opportunity for youth to compete in MassHireGBWB’s Youth Business Plan Competition to be held in April 2019

A student makes his pitch!

This competition gives youth between the ages of 16-21 from Abington, Avon, Bridgewater, Brockton, East Bridgewater, Easton, Hanson, Stoughton, West Bridgewater and Whitman the opportunity to explore their dreams of starting their own business and gain knowledge of entrepreneurship through the process of participating in steps of developing a business plan.

The primary goal of MassHireGBWB’s Future Entrepreneurs Series is to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit among our youth and to foster the development of feasible business ideas.  It is our hope that the youth who enter the competition are planning to implement their business plan idea in the near future.

Future Entrepreneurs Series: 9th ANNUAL YOUTH BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION, Scheduled for April 2019

Submit all applications by April 15th, 2019 to:

Krystel Love

Director of Youth Services 508-584-9800 x25

Youth Business Plan Competition Criteria CLICK HERE

Submission Form CLICK HERE

Business Plan PowerPoint CLICK HERE

Attachment A – Guide to Developing a Business Plan  CLICK HERE

MassHireGBWB will award cash prizes to two age groups, 16-18 and 19-21, in the amount of

$500, $250, and $100 for the top three submissions in each. A written plan as well as a PowerPoint presentation must be submitted to the Connecting Activities Coordinator at by 4/15/2019 at 3pm.  Selected finalists will prepare a 10-minute oral presentation for a panel of judges in May 2019 (exact date and time TBA).

The MassHire Greater Brockton Workforce Board (MASSHIRE GBWB) is a business-led, policy-setting board that oversees workforce development initiatives in our ten-community region. MASSHIREGBWB, along with the Mayor of Brockton, charters MassHire Career Center, the One Stop Career Center operated by the University of Massachusetts Donahue

Institute and YouthWorks, the youth career and educational resource center. Providing oversight and leveraging resources, MASSHIREGBWB works with our community leaders to respond to current trends in our region. For more information on MASSHIREGBWB, please visit our website at