If you are interested in teaching students about entrepreneurship, you have come to the right place. Whether you are interested in offering valuable content for your classroom or starting an entrepreneurial club in your school, the Blue Ocean Student Entrepreneur Pitch Competition can help. Teachers who register get free access to content that is invaluable to students. If you are not familiar with Blue Ocean, you should. The books “Blue Ocean Strategy”and “Blue Ocean Shift” by world renown authors Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne are often required reading in college entrepreneurial courses and are used by entrepreneurs worldwide.
This is the place to be for high school teachers!!! There is no charge.
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What you will get by registering
In addition, we will provide a pdf of the first chapter of the best selling book “Blue Ocean Strategy”.
What is Blue Ocean Strategy?
Here is how our judges score student pitches
To see examples of how five different high schools around the country used the competition during the 2018-2019 school year, click the button below.
Click below to see examples of last year’s student pitches
This page contains curated resources that you can use in your classroom or for your Blue Ocean Student Clubs
The Blue Ocean Entrepreneurship Competition exists because we believe that high school students have innovative ideas. We:
Expose students around the world to the exciting world of business
Engage students to conceive, research, develop, and present a novel business concept leveraging the tools and frameworks of Blue Ocean Strategy
Inspire & Empower high school students to find innovative solutions to problems in business and in life
Prepare students for the real world of entrepreneurship and global competition
Here's what some past students have to say about the Blue Ocean Competition:
“I believe the Blue Ocean is a competition that spurs innovation, individuality and fosters out of the box thinking. A must for all the creative and budding entrepreneurs out there.”
- Soham Joshi - Columbus Academy HS ‘22
"The Blue Ocean Pitch Competition was a fantastic platform for us to not just get validation for our idea but also learn about many new innovative products and services created by other high school students like us from all over the country. Pitching our idea seemed daunting initially but we learnt how to do it effectively. The competition was an incredible learning opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs like us."
- Riya Gupta and Nishka Ayya - The Harker School - San Jose ‘19
"With top-notch competition from across the nation, students must push their creativity and business skills, which is something that everyone should be exposed to. Classes won't teach you the knowledge or mindset that you'll gain through participating in the Blue Ocean Competition.”
- Timothy Chen, River Hill HS '15
“The Blue Ocean Competition has been an amazing opportunity to fuel my desire to create my own business with one of my best friends. The competition has gained us attention and opened doors we never could have imagined.”
- Jeremy Quinn, North County HS '17
"The collaboration, thorough research, and creative thinking required to do well in this competition all fostered highly sought-after skills in the business world. I highly recommend the Blue Ocean experience to anyone interested in business, not just to those who want to become entrepreneurs."
- Carmen Lau, North County HS '16
"I would recommend all business-minded high school students to compete in the Blue Ocean Competition as you get to develop your own business plan and receive feedback from successful professionals. It is always a good idea to get a head start, and competing in the Blue Ocean Competition is an amazing opportunity to do that."
- Min An, Centennial HS '16
"The Blue Ocean Competition was a pivotal experience for me. The support of the Blue Ocean team, the quality and utility of the workshops on competition day, and the general vibe of enthusiasm and initiative showed me that my work can be relevant today - not just after I get a college degree and a job."
- Sandra Sandeep, North County HS ‘16
“The Blue Ocean Competition was one of the most intellectually challenging and rewarding experiences I had throughout the school year. By participating, you throw yourself straight into the world of entrepreneurship and innovation, learning lessons that are not taught in any classroom.”
- Ryan Bellissimo, St. Andrews School '16