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7th Annual Lansing Youth Startup Expo

Bring your business ideas to life at the Lansing Youth Startup Expo! You’ll build critical business skills like developing a business plan, conducting market analysis, pitching your ideas, developing confidence and honing presentation skills. Plus, you'll compete for a share of more than $10,000 in cash prizes!

Resources for Students and Educators

Business Plan Templates

Writing a business plan is an opportunity to carefully think through every step of starting your company so you can prepare for success. This is your chance to discover any weaknesses in your business idea, identify opportunities you may not have considered, and plan how you will deal with challenges that are likely to arise. Be honest with yourself as you work through your business plan. Don’t gloss over potential problems--instead, figure out solutions!

Become a Sponsor

Invest in youth entrepreneurship by sponsoring the LEAP's Lansing Youth Startup Expo! Contact Anum Mughal at to learn more.

2020 Youth Startup Expo Canceled

Due to ongoing challenges related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, LEAP has canceled the 2020 Youth Startup Expo entirely. 

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