7/1: Economy, Jr. @ McHirt-Horton sponsored by P2D4

Crest--15McGRT-EJ-300PUBLIC (FREE) EVENT – Wednesday, July 1st 3-5pm Economy, Jr. will be held at McGirt-Horton Library (336-373-2015)for teens to see both sides of the economic coin.  This is the second event of the Entrepreneur Summer at Greensboro Library sponsored by Parties 2 Dye 4 with organizing help from Shift.

6/30: Economy, Jr. @ Glenwood Library sponsored by P2D4

Crest--15GLNWD-EJ-300PUBLIC (FREE) EVENT – Tuesday, June 30th 6-8pm Economy, Jr. will be held at Glenwood Library for teens to see both sides of the economic coin.  This is the first event of the Entrepreneur Summer at Greensboro Library sponsored by Parties 2 Dye 4 with organizing help from Shift.

Entrepreneur Summer @ Greensboro Library sponsored by Parties 2 Dye 4

PUBLIC (FREE) EVENTS – ReBuildUp returns to the Greensboro Library with the Entrepreneur Summer sponsored by Parties 2 Dye with organizing help from Shift, the Nussbaum Center Entrepreneur group.

Teens are invited to come out and play Economy, Jr. followed by at a later date Pitch Drill and the Cashless Incubator back to back as part of the Teen Entrepreneur events taking place at the end of July.

Entrepreneur Summer finishes up with a ReBuildUp Course (all four games in one day) for adults 18+ followed by the PitchPocalypse business plan contest for teens and adults to compete in their own brackets for startup cash and prizes.  Here is the schedule:

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Economy, Jr

Tues. June 30th 6-8pm
Glenwood Library
Public (Free) Event
336-297-5000
Greensboro, NC

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Economy, Jr

Wed. July 1st 3-5pm
McGirt-Horton Library
Public (Free) Event
336-373-2015
Greensboro, NC

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Economy, Jr

Thurs. July 16th 7-9pm
Vance Chavis Library
Public (Free) Event
336-373-5838
Greensboro, NC

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Teen Entrepreneur
Tues. July 21st 6-8pm
Glenwood Library
Public (Free) Event
336-297-5000
Greensboro, NC

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Teen Entrepreneur
Wed. July 22nd 6-8pm
McGirt-Horton Library
Public (Free) Event
336-373-2015

Greensboro, NC

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Teen Entrepreneur
Thur. July 23rd 6-8pm
Vance-Chavis Library
Public (Free) Event
336-373-5838
Greensboro, NC

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ReBuildUp Course (for adults 18+)
Sat. July 25th 1-5pm
Central Library
Public (Free) Event (for adults 18+)
336-373-2471
Greensboro, NC

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PitchPocalypse
Sun. July 26th 2:30-5pm
Central Library
Public (Free) Event
336-373-2471
Greensboro, NC

MEDIA: PitchPocalypse Winner in the Jamestown News

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First place winner of May 2015’s PitchPocalypse business plan contest, Heather Pendrack, was the subject of a full article in the Jamestown News for her 3D scanning startup Pendragon 3D Arts, LLC
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Here’s an excerpt:

Technology is taking Heather Pendrak from 3D modeling with clay to creating 3D replicas with a computer. The Ragsdale game art and design teacher recently won first place in ReBuildUp, LLC’s PitchPocalypse business plan contest that will help her take her idea for a 3D scanning company, Pendragon 3D Arts, several steps closer to reality... ‘Winning the contest has created interest from students in starting a business.'”

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Pics: 6/8 ReBuildUp Course @ Davidson County Community College

ReBuildUp kicked off the first day of the week long Business Cents Camp at Davidson County Community College for high school students from surrounding Davidson County schools.

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Economy, Jr. in the morning

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Million Dollar Idea before lunch

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Finished up with Cashless Incubator

6/8: All Day ReBuildUp Course @ Davidson County Community College

Crest-RC-DCCC-300-NewPRIVATE EVENT – Today we’re kicking off the week long Business Cents Camp held at Davidson County Community College with our ReBuildUp Course for about 25 students from 3 area high schools in Davidson County.  This event is organized in part by the NCCCS Small Business Center Network.

STF Class of 8/15: Web Presence

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Pendragon 3D Arts, LLC was the first place winner of May’s PitchPocalypse business plan contest for their 3D scanning startup.  They’ve now enrolled in our 3 month Startup Test Flight class that graduates in August after completing all the assigned projects.

The first project was to build their startup’s web presence.  Pendragon 3D Arts, LLC already had a website setup so the assignment was to build a blog and social media sites.

Take a minute and check out their blog and social sites to like, follow, share, and comment on the ones you like.

Pendragon3d-arts.weebly.com

facebook.com/pendragon3Darts

pinterest.com/pendragon3darts

twitter.com/pendragon3d

instagram.com/pendragon3d_arts

If you’re interested in joining the Startup Test Flight class, we will have another PitchPocalypse business plan contest for teens and adults with qualifying events this summer in Greensboro.
Details coming soon.

MDI donated to 7 GCS Schools by Greensboro Municipal Federal Credit Union

mdi-bulk-485Special thanks to Greensboro Municipal Federal Credit Union for donating 4 decks each of our entrepreneur card game Million Dollar Idea to the business classes of seven area Guilford County Schools with a total of 28 decks donated.
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Pics: 5/16 ReBuildUp Course @ Central Library sponsored by Michael Robinson Accounting

Pictures from the Saturday, May 16th ReBuildUp Course for adults at Central Library in Downtown Greensboro sponsored by Michael Robinson Accounting.

Participants went on to compete in the PitchPocalypse held the next day also at Central Library.

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5/17: Women entrepreneurs win PitchPocalypse sponsored by Summit Credit Union

PPMay1-WinnersHeather Pendrak, a local high school teacher, won first place in ReBuildUp, LLC’sPitchPocalypse” business plan contest held at Greensboro Central Library on Sunday, May 17th sponsored by Summit Credit Union.  Heather’s winning idea was for a 3D scanning company that scans finished goods for furniture market clients and others creating files that can easily be printed out using 3D printers.  The name of her new venture is Pendragon 3D Arts.

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As the first place winner, she will be receiving $200 for her new company, one year membership to the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, three months of accounting help from Michael Robinson Accounting, LLC., and access to Elon’s Business Clinic.

PPMay2-PitchSecond place went to Destiny Riley, a rising Senior at UNCG, for her startup specializing in replacing toxic nail products with safer ones for area salons.  She won $100 along with Greensboro Chamber membership, three months of accounting help, and legal assistance from Elon’s Business Clinic.

Both entrepreneurs now move on to ReBuildUp’sStartup Test Flight” three month class to test out their business concepts in the real world.  Once completed, both become eligible for micro loans up to $5,000 each from the Greensboro Community Development Fund.

The next Greensboro ReBuildUp Course and PitchPocalypse is planned for late July again at Greensboro Central Library.

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