Global Entrepreneurship Week

The EDC and Wilbur-Creston 9th graders will be kicking off the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Week Business Plan Challenge in November. They will be studying  Wilbur’s strengths and opportunities and use what they learned to come up with business ideas for their community. They will then present business plans to the EDC and their peers. 


Forty-one seniors and freshmen developed fifteen local business ideas during the 2018 Business Plan Challenge at Wilbur-Creston High School. The event coincides with Global Entrepreneurship Week and celebrates entrepreneurship and the idea of starting your own business. Students start by thinking about their community’s strengths and opportunities; determine a business they will develop; and then they present their business plans to their classmates and to EDC staff.

The project encourages students to think through the process of starting a new business and about the impact on their community when they start a business locally. The businesses chosen either filled a void or took advantage of a strength in the community and ranged from electrical contracting and guided fishing trips to an 80’s-themed arcade and a health food store.

A partnership between the Economic Development Council and Wilbur-Creston business instructor Stacey Nash, the annual Business Plan Challenge is in its fifth year.

A look at some of the entrepreneurial students from previous events.