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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.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Lansing Center
Downtown, Lansing, MI


This event is open to students in grades 4-12 attending school in Clinton, Eaton, Ingham and Shiawassee counties, Michigan.

Register by March 6, 2020

Student registration is open through October 14, 2019 through March 6, 2020.

Register Now

Event Agenda

9:00 a.m. Arrival and Booth Set up

9:15 a.m. Welcoming Remarks

9:30 a.m. Pitching and Judging

11:30 a.m. Lunch

12:30 p.m. Awards Presentation


Educators, students and parents can contact Anum Mughal at with questions about the Youth Startup Expo.

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