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​Virtual Case & Pitch Competitions Exclusively for Community College Students 

Pitch Competition
Case Competition

Community College Business Invitational​

Virtual Business Case & Pitch Competitions for Community College Students

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Teams will present business ideas and plans virtually and compete in multiple regional and national rounds.

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Teams will solve a real-world business problem in the form of proposals and presentations.

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           Individuals or teams (up to 5 members) will be asked to solve a business problem faced by an actual company in roughly a month. All community college students are welcome (your colleges do NOT need to be CCBI participating colleges)

           To participate, your team will need to

             (1) Register using the link below (the case and instructions will be announced after the registration deadline) 

             (2) Submit a proposal to address key messages of your solution; 

             (3) A handful of teams (5-7 teams) with the best proposals will be invited to present their solutions to the judges. (teams must have presentation decks ready before the presentation day)

Updated Timeline

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Business Plan Workshop Recordings

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           Individuals or teams (up to 5 members) will be asked to present their business ideas and plans virtually to judges in multiple regional and national rounds. Each CCBI participating college will be eligible to recommend up to 2 participating teams. 

           To participate;

         (1) Your college needs to sign up as a CCBI participating college  (How to sign up for your college? 

         (2) You need to ask the CCBI Advisor at your college to recommend your team (you can find the advisor below) 

         (3) At the time of the recommendation, your team should have already completed the whole, or most part of, presentation deck. 

         (4) Depending on the region your college is in, you will need to compete in the regional qualifiers and finals. The best-performing teams from each region will move on to the national semi-finals and final.

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Timeline

Business Plan Workshop Recordings

CCBI Participating Colleges 

Those are some of the colleges who will be participating in CCBI 

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City College of San Francisco (CCSF)

Advisor: Vivian Faustino-Pulliam

Email: vfaustino@ccsf.edu

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Shoreline Community College

Advisor: Nichole "Nicky" McGarity

Email: nmcgarity@shoreline.edu

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Irvine Valley College (IVC)

Advisor: John Russo

Email: jrusso@ivc.edu

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Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC)

Advisor: Stephanie Belhomme

Email:sbelhomme@bmcc.cuny.edu

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Fullerton College 

Advisor: Gary Graves 

Email:ggraves@fullcoll.edu

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Pasadena City College (PCC)

 

Advisor: Donald Loewel

Email:dxloewel@pasadena.edu

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Howard Community College

 

Advisor: Daren Johnson

Email: djohnson4@howardcc.edu

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North Seattle College 

Advisor: Ronald Woods

Email:ronald.woods@seattlecolleges.edu

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Bronx Community College

Advisor: Harini Mittal

Email:harini.mittal@bcc.cuny.edu

CCBI Educational Resource

2020 NBPC Recordings

Tombo Consulting Group Training Materials

Here is a business plan guideline deck you may find useful when you work on your business plan

Here is the full rubric for first-round and regional-round.

Here are a list of resources you can take advantage to prepare for CCBI

CCBI National Rounds Judges

Successful Entrepreneurs, Business Faculties, and VC Partners

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Stephen Torres

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Alex Budak

Entrepreneur & CC alumnus

Industry Fellow and Faculty 

at UC Berkeley

Social Entrepreneur &

Changemaker Faculty & 

Director at Berkeley Haas Global

Access Program

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Iris Quan

Partner at TSVC & 

Professor of Entrepreneurship at San Jose State University

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William Rosenzweig

Social Entrepreneur & 

Professional Faculty & Social Impact Fellow 

at UC Berkeley Haas

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Charles Eason

Statewide Director, 

Business and Entrepreneurship, 

California Community Colleges 

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Anelisa Lauri

Program Manager at

National Association of

Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE)

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Gigi Wang

Startup Mentors & 

Industry Fellow and Faculty

at UC Berkeley

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Yubo Ruan

Entrepreneur & CC Alumnus

Founder at 8 Decimal Capital

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Dariush Zehdi

Director of UC Berkeley Center for

Entrepreneurship and Development at AMENA