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spring 2023

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conference program

Business plan competition

The Business Plan Competition is an opportunity for students to prepare and increase their knowledge and enhance their business, entrepreneurial, and academic experience. 

The competition is intended to provide an educational experience for students by learning the process of creating and presenting a business plan. Each business plan will be created through the efforts of all participating students with the guidance of business mentors and will be presented as a team at the AIBL Conference. Business Plan Competition teams are under no obligation to implement their plans. The competition is ideal for Native students who:

  • Have a passion to create positive change within their local native communities
  • Have started a business or have an idea to ​start a business
  • Are interesting in enhancing their ​conceptual, organizational, written, and oral presentation skills
  • Wish to demonstrate their ability to ​clearly communicate an idea to a group of experts and peers

The competition is separated into three divisions; High School, Tribal College, University and has a first, second, and third place winner:

  • 1st: $1,000
  • 2nd: $500
  • 3rd: $250

Chapter of
the Year

The Chapter of the Year competition highlights the unique and dedicated work of AIBL Chapters through a short video summarizing past and present activities, leadership activities, integration of Indigenous Culture, community service projects, and fundraising efforts.

The competition is separated into three divisions; High School, Tribal College, and University with a $1,000 cash prize in each category. 

    elevator pitch

    The Elevator Pitch allows students to practice presentation skills, quick thinking, and networking strategies. Students think of a business idea that needs collaborators, sponsors, and or investors. They are asked on stage and given a pretend scenario of walking into an elevator with their dream professional prospect. They have 60 seconds to draw this person in and solidify a formal meeting.

    This competition has a first, second, and third place winner, each receiving $100 cash prize. 

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      Our most asked questions.

      When and where is the AIBL conference this year?

      The 2023 conference location and details will be announced this fall.

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