Become a Judge

Why Become a Judge

The Blue Ocean Student Entrepreneur Competition is an excellent opportunity to share your expertise in entrepreneurship and Blue Ocean Strategy with young high school students from diverse backgrounds and interests who want to make a positive impact in the world and on their upcoming careers. 

For 8 years, the Blue Ocean Student Entrepreneur Competition has been an enriching experience for all of those who have participated. It provides an opportunity to get involved in a global event and network with a group of peers and academics interested in promoting entrepreneurship among youth. 

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Who can be a Judge?

We are looking for judges who:

  • Have business or professional experience in a field related to entrepreneurship
  • Are executives or managers with decision-making authority
  • Are senior consultants or advisors well versed in Blue Ocean terminology

Judges will be required to:

  • Understand and analyze the details of the pitches
  • Evaluate the strength of the arguments and recommendations presented by the students.
  • Demonstrate sound judgment, open-mindedness, and cultural sensitivity.
  • Provide feedback including suggestions for improvement.

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A Word of Thanks to our Judges

Our sincere gratitude for the dedication and commitment of our diverse panel of judges that come together every year to evaluate thousands of pitches from every corner of the world. Your invaluable expertise and discernment plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of young entrepreneurs, and we are genuinely thankful for that.

The Blue Ocean High School Student Entrepreneur Competition is a unique platform where youth, creativity and global talent converge to create blue ocean ideas that not only showcase remarkable ingenuity but also hold the promise of delivering a profound and positive impact on people’s lives.

In this context, we realize that your task is not an easy one, especially as you have to consider the diverse settings from which the students hail to evaluate ideas. These ideas could be as high tech as converting any blood type to Type O , or as simple as an innovative helmet that protects kids against concussions. They could be as practical as the coffee bar concept of Starbucks, or as entertaining as a Cirque du Soleil show. An idea that might seem of marginal value in one part of the world could offer a leap in value in another due to different levels of economic development and customs. An idea that makes a positive step-change in people’s lives – be it because it makes people’s lives more simple, productive, fun, convenient or less-risky – may not have anything to do with cutting-edge technology.

We look forward to witnessing the inspiring ideas that will emerge from this year’s competition and appreciate your discerning judgment to identify and reward winning blue ocean ideas.