Lansing Youth Startup Expo

Have a Business Idea? Show it Off!

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.

Due to the coronavirus crisis, the 2020 Lansing Youth Startup Expo has been cancelled. You can view several virtually-submitted pitches here.

More Than $10,000 in Cash Prizes

Compete with your friends to win more than $10,000 in cash prizes in over 20 different prize categories.


This free event is open to all middle and high school students living or attending school in Clinton, Eaton, Ingham and Shiawassee counties.

Register and Submit Your Business Plan

Submission guidelines and business plan templates are available below. Check back later for details on registration for the 2021 Lansing Youth Startup Expo.

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!

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Become A Sponsor

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