Seven Generation Business Plan Competition – 7G BPC
CAIED has a commitment to helping create initiatives and entrepreneurial endeavors among tribal communities. Thus, the Seven Generation Business Plan Competition (7G BPC) was created. The Business Plan Competition seeks to train and support the next generation of Native entrepreneurs and business owners. The importance of developing business ideas and plans positions Native communities to be at the forefront of economic sovereignty.
In prior years CAIED has partnered with the Native American Business Incubator Network, Partnership with Native Americans, and Kitchell Construction to host the Seven Generation Business Plan Competition.
This event is sponsored by the Johnson Scholarship Foundation.
Learn more about the Johnson Scholarship Foundation at NAU.
Applications available now!
We are hosting Q&A conference calls to allow participants to ask questions about the application process and the competition. We encourage all who are interested in participating in this competition to attend one of the conference calls.
2021 7G Business Plan Competition Guidelines-Coming Soon
Non-student team member eligibility Accordion Closed
Accepting up to 3 teams in this category:
Teams must have 50% of their team members enrolled in a Federally Recognized Tribe. Exceptions may apply.
Student team member eligibility Accordion Closed
Accepting up to 6 teams in this category:
- Students must be enrolled at least part-time in a high school, college, or university.
- Teams must have 50% of their team members enrolled in a Federally Recognized Tribe. Exceptions may apply.
Who should participate? Accordion Closed
- Students with an idea to start a business
- Students who have an investment idea
- Students interested in enhancing their conceptual, organizational, written, and oral presentation skills
- Students that wish to demonstrate their ability to clearly communicate an idea to a group of experts and peers
Past competition participants Accordion Closed
1st Place 2017
First Nations Timber Products
Indian Bible College Students Efrain Saune Aspa, Fredricka Toledo, and John Bedonie
$2,500 in Seed Funding, up to 3 years in technical assistance, and partnership opportunities with Partnership With Native Americans, the Native American Business Incubator Network, and other key networks.
1st Runner-Up 2017
NAU Student Renaldo Holgate
$1,000 in Seed Funding, up to 3 years in technical assistance, and partnership opportunities with Partnership With Native Americans, the Native American Business Incubator Network, and other key networks.
For more information contact Kathleen Frank: Kathleen.Frank@nau.edu | 928-523-7316.
Application of Intent can be faxed to 928-523-5990 or emailed to Kathleen.