For The Business

Businesses play an integral part of the high school and middle school competitions. Each business will be partnered with one high school group and should outline what parts of their business they are looking for assistance with. 

Businesses should plan to meet with each team about 3 times before the competition. The time for each meeting will be decided between the businesses themselves and the project manager from the high school team. 

The I3 Competition was founded on the ideas of community, connectivity, and communication. We hope that the students will be introduced to the rich and vibrant community of local entrepreneurs, connect this experience to your future by providing you with a beneficial business tool, and stay in communication with you even after the competition, should you be open to it. The competition was also as a way for students to get guidance and give guidance; we have an advisor on our staffing team for this competition, who will provide a lot of mentorship for the teams, but we hope you, as successful entrepreneurs, are able to impart some of your mentorship on these teams. 

Businesses are encouraged to attend the open networking event at the end of the competition. After closing ceremonies and awards, the Zoom call will remain open so that all small businesses and student participant teams can meet. The middle school teams will also be there and will greatly benefit of meeting successful entrepreneurs. It's a great opportunity to learn what other teams created and expand business perspectives. 


Social Media Marketing, App, Website Creation or Recreation, Chatbots, or Digital Queuing Systems

All deliverables will be functional during and after the competition. Student participant teams will give guidance and make sure you know how to use and maintain the final product!

New consumer base 

Free assistance from high school students

Access to new ideas and untapped potential 


Important Dates

May 5th- Teams are paired up with the business

~May 22nd- First Meetings/ Communication with Teams 

~May 22nd- June 15th- Second and Third Meetings 


June 20th- Competition Date 


All teams have signed confidentiality agreements and are bound to keep all information shared between you and them private. 

If you have concerns about team performance, competition logistics, what's reburied vs optional, etc., please reach out to the I3 email ( with questions or concerns.

Q&A With Jill Johnson, Veda Swaminathan, and Aarya Dhru

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