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Lansing Youth Startup Expo

So you have a great business idea, but where do you start?
Participate in LEAP's Youth Startup Expo and you could be the next Kid CEO!
Pitch and present your idea to the local business community and compete to win your share of $10,000 in prize money at the Lansing Region's top youth focused entrepreneurship event.

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.

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


This event is open to middle and high school students in Clinton, Eaton, Ingham or Shiawassee counties, Michigan.

Registration Dates

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

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

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