Show us your Entrepreneurial Idea!

Calling All High School Students!

Do you have a great idea to build your own business? Then show us your entrepreneurial talent and win exclusive coaching sessions with an active business angel investor!

Competition Information

All you have to do is send us your business proposal and explain why this idea is important to you.

Your Business Proposal needs to be a 5page (max) document supported by a short video (2 min) of you introducing and explaining your business idea. When describing your proposal, we recommend the use of the Business Model Canvas.

The best proposals will pass to the final round and the teams will be invited to Business School Lausanne (BSL) to make their pitch in front of the Jury. 

The top three business proposals will win a series of entrepreneurial coaching sessions to further develop the proposals and guide the teams towards prototype creation and discover how to take your product to the market. The coaching sessions will be led by André Delafontaine, an active business angel investor and co-founder of Go Beyond Investing AG, a network of 800 early stage investors having funded over 200 rounds in startups. In 2017, he founded excelerate partners to empower corporations and individuals to innovate through intrapreneurship and entrepreneurship.

Find out more about André Delafontaine here.


Dr. Dominique Bourqui
Serial Entrepreneur
Julien de Grandbois
Entrepreneur and Professor
Natalia Marassi
André Delafontaine
Business Angel Investor and Professor

Dr. Agnieszka Kapalka
Entrepreneurial Competition Lead

What are you waiting for?
Send us your ideas today!

How to Submit your Business Proposal

  • Download and fill out the BSL Entrepreneurial Challenge Registration Form.
  • Collect your competition documents: Registration Form and Business Proposal (document & short video).
  • Complete and submit the BSL Competition form at the bottom of this page, attaching your competition documents.

Eligibility: Full-time high school students registered in a school in Europe.

Please note that we require that you submit both your completed Registration Form together with your Business Proposal Documents at the same time. Deadline for submission is January 31st, 2021

Discover more about the Business Model Canvas 

The Business Model Canvas (BMC), created by Alexander Osterwalder, is a widely adopted Template that permits companies and start-ups to describe, invent and innovate their business model via its building blocks and their interactions. 

We recommend the use of the BMC to describe your idea, however, we also accept ideas descriptions made via other formats.

Discover Last Year’s Competition

2019/2020 Edition

Dates to remember

  • Business Proposal submission deadline: February 19th, 2021
  • Best business proposals teams will be notified: by March 5th, 2021
  • Business proposal pitch: April 24th, 2021
  • Awards ceremony: End May – Early June 2021, exact date TBA
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