Blue Ocean Competition

Why should your school get involved?

    The Blue Ocean competition is an international, virtual (all submissions are done via the web) and student-founded and supported pitch competition for high school entrepreneurs.

    Promoting entrepreneurship and helping to educate students can be a valuable additional service that you provide.  This opportunity offers great educational content and experience and costs you nothing in terms of time, money or effort.  We ask nothing except that you make your high school students aware of the program. 

    Blue Ocean Strategy and Blue Ocean Shift are two of the most popular business books of the century and are often required reading at the country’s top colleges and universities.  Helping your students get a jump on this education can be valuable to their growth.  The authors are Dr. Chan Kim and Dr. Renée Mauborgne. 

    In our competition, teams made up of 1-5 high school students generate an innovative idea for a new business concept, create a very simple business plan, present it to seasoned entrepreneurs, network, and compete for thousands in cash prizes! (see About Page) This year, we are hosting a nationwide virtual competition, in which students can submit a 3 to 5 minute video on their Blue Ocean idea.  We provide educational content to teach them how to do a pitch.

The value to your students is:

  • Learn about entrepreneurship

  • Practice how to do pitch an idea

  • Get pitches evaluated by professionals

  • Learn about Blue Ocean concepts and receive a valuable certificate

  • Get social media exposure

  • Have fun

  • Win money

  • Add to resume

The value to your school is:

  • Promote entrepreneurship

  • Easy to promote. Little effort, no cost

  • Educational (content)

  • BOS is required reading in most colleges. This gets students a head start on the content. Course and certificate available

  • We offer a toolkit to help you integrate this into your curriculum

  • Huge publicity if one of your students wins

Simply have your students text the words “Blue Ocean” to (855) 700-8689  We will take it from there!!!

Pitches should be 3 to 5 minutes in length.  All pitches should be submitted by January 18, 2019.  Judges will begin evaluating pitches in January.  We will pick the top 20 submissions by February 11, the top 10 submissions by February 28 and announce the winners on March 15.   We will notify all entrants on the status of their pitches as judging is completed.

Video submission for this contest will be accepted beginning on Monday October 15, 2018. There is a submissions tab at the top of this website.

We will also announce a People’s Choice Award ($750) winner on March 15. All pitches submitted ill be uploaded to our youtube channel "Blue Ocean Competition".  To win, the student will simply receive the most “likes” on that channel.

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2018 Participating Schools

More than 90 schools from 26 states and 9 Countries have joined the Blue Ocean movement!

What is your high school waiting for?

Alliance High School,Nairobi Kenya

Skyline High School, Ann Arbor MI

Spanish River Community High School, Boca Raton FL 

Pillager High School, Pillager MN

Scripps Ranch High School, San Diego CA

Wilton High School, Wilton CT 

Coronado High School, El Paso TX

Johns Creek High School, Johns Creek GA

BASIS Scottsdale, Scottsdale AZ 

Engineering & Science University Magnet School, Milford CT 

Riverpoint Academy, Spokane WA

Medway High School, Medway MA

Mounds View High School, Shoreview MN

G.B.S.S.S, DELHI India

Wisconsin Heights High School, Black Earth WI 

Brookwood High School, Snellville GA

Lawrence Academy, Westford MA

Owings Mills High School, Owings Mills MD

Redwood High School, Larkspur CA

Pine-Richland High School, Gibsonia PA

Homestead High School - Cupertino, CA

Gunn High School, Palo Alto CA

Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, Olney MD

Ravenwood High School - Brentwood, TN

Arkansas School for Math Sciences & Arts, Jonesboro AR 

Glenbard East Lombard IL

Valencia High School, Placentia CA

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria VA

Kent Denver, Englewood CO

Westview High School, Portland OR 

SMA Negeri 3 Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta Indonesia

Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor MI

Hamburg Area High School, Hamburg PA

Bartlett High School, Webster MA 

Evergreen Valley High School, San Jose CA

Normal Community High School, Normal IL

West Essex High School, Fairfield NJ

Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport ME 

Holy Trinity High School, Chicago IL

Monta Vista High School, Cupertino CA

Barrington High SchoolNorth Barrington MN

Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring MD

Rocky Mountain High School, Fort Collins CO

West Windsor Plainsboro High School, South Plainsboro NJ

Westview High School, San Diego CA

American High School, Fremont California

Ward Melville High School, East Setauket NY

Ruben  S. Ayala High School, Chino Hills CA

Brentwood High School - Brentwood, TN

Naperville North High School, Naperville IL

Montgomery Blair High School, Rockville MD

Herningsholm Erhversgymnasium, Herning Denmark

Notre Dame Collage School, Welland Ontario Canada

Downers Grove North High School, Downers Grove IL

Troy High School - Troy, MI

SBS School, Noida India

Bryn Mawr School for Girls, Baltimore MD

Philip J. Patino School of Entrepreneurship, Fresno CA

Waldorf School of Garden City, Garden City NY

Goldridge, Kwekwe Zimbabwe

Berkeley Preparatory School, Tampa FL 

Mount Carmel High School, San Diego CA

River Hill High School, Clarksville MD

Rancho Bernardo High School, San Diego CA

Barrington High School, Barrington IL 

Columbus Academy, Gahanna OH

Andover High School, Andover MA

Providence Day School, Charlotte NC

The Harker School, Los Altos CA

Concordia International School, Shanghai China

TJHSST, Great Falls CA

Shepton High School, Plano TX

Centennial High School, Ellicott City MD

Los Altos High School, Hacienda Heights CA

Rock Canyon High School, Highlands Ranch CO

The Summit Country Day School,Mason OH

University High School - Los Angeles, CA

Saratoga High School, Saratoga CA

Ayala High School, Chino Hills CA 

Bryan County High School, Pembroke GA

Novi High School, Novi MI

Wisconsin Heights, Mazomanie WI 

Mounds View High School, Arden Hills MN

Montgomery High School, Skillman NJ

Millburn High School, Short Hills NJ

Huron High School, Ann Arbor MI

London Central Secondary School, London Ontario Canada

Middlesex County Academy, Edison NJ

The Bronx High School of Science, New York NY

Winston Churchill High School, Potomac MD

The Bronx High School of Science, New York NY