Seminole Startup 2024

Seminole State Student

It's time for Seminole Startup 2024!
Seminole State's Center for Business, Legal and Entrepreneurship will host its annual entrepreneurship competition.  This year's competition expands the experience of entrepreneurship at Seminole State College and increases students’ knowledge of the skills needed for success in a competitive world.

Entrepreneurship Competition

The Seminole Startup 2024 Entrepreneurship Competition gives Seminole State students the opportunity to create and develop an original business plan, with coaching from faculty mentors and the Entrepreneurship Advisory Committee, to earn cash prizes and support. Submissions will be judged by a panel of experienced entrepreneurs and investors in the business community based on criteria like product or service, market opportunity, marketing strategy, management team, pro forma financials and use of capital.

  • Date:  Monday, April 15, 2024
  • Time:  6 p.m. - 9 p.m. (please arrive by 5:30 p.m.)
  • Location:  Marriott Hotel, 1501 International Parkway, Lake Mary, FL 32746

Competition Details

  • Seminole Startup is open to all current Seminole State students, including students enrolled in the Adult High School and the Dual Enrollment Program.
  • Students may enter the competition either individually or on a team.  All members of a team must be currently enrolled Seminole State students.
  • For further information, please read Seminole Startup 2024 Competition.

Additional Resources


  • Submissions accepted via an online form from Feb.1-Mar.31.
  • Prizes awarded on April 15, 2024.

Competition Prizes

Prizes for the competition will include cash awards as follows:

  • 1st prize:  $2,500 
  • 2nd prize:  $1,000
  • 3rd prize:  $500 
  • 4th prize:  $300 
  • 5th prize:  $100 
  • Door Prizes:  Varies  

The winning entrants will present their proposals on Monday, April 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. during a Business Community networking event.


If you have any questions regarding the competition, contact Professor David Moradian by email or phone at 407.708.2729.

Enter the competition

Please note: you will need your Canvas login to submit your entry.