3/14: ReBuildUp Course @ Co//ab sponsored by Michael Robinson Accounting

Crest-RC-Collab-1-300PUBLIC (FREE REGISTRATION) EVENT – We’re happy to announce the next ReBuildUp Course will be held at the Co//ab in Downtown Greensboro on Saturday, March 14th 1-5pm.  The Co//ab (pronounced “Co-Lab”) is the new collaborative coworking space for Triad entrepreneurs.

Event ImageThis ReBuildUp Course sponsored by Michael Robinson Accounting will also serve as the qualifying event for the March 15th, 2:30-5:00pm PitchPocalypse business plan pitching contest held the next day at the Greensboro Central Library also in Downtown Greensboro.

If you’re 13-19 years old or want to enroll your teen to participate in both events, fill out this form to reserve your spot:

PICTURES: 2/21 ReBuildUp Course @ Central Library sponsored by Michael Robinson Accounting

Here are the pictures from the Saturday, February 21st ReBuildUp Course held at Central Library in Downtown Greensboro sponsored by Michael Robinson Accounting.  Stay tuned, we’ll be announcing the location of the next ReBuildUp Course to be held also in Downtown Greensboro on Saturday, March 14th, 1-5pm the day before the rescheduled PitchPocalypse at Central Library on Sunday, March 15th, 2:30-5pm.

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First up, Economy, Jr.

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Time for cards with Million Dollar Idea.

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The presentations begin with Pitch Drill.

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It all comes together in the Cashless Incubator held at the end.

Happy 1st Birthday ReBuildUp!

YEAR1-70-485Today, March 1st, is ReBuildUp’s 1 Year Anniversary.  In a year we’ve developed four great games played in over 37 events for over 500 participants.  Thanks to all our sponsors and volunteers who’ve helped get us this far.

Our goal for the coming year is to use our Startup Program to help launch first time entrepreneurs in a way that allows them to test drive the small business experience while minimizing their risks in the process.

Help us celebrate our Year 1 Birthday by telling an aspiring entrepreneur about our site!

3/15: PitchPocalypse @ Central Library Sponsored by Summit Credit Union

rebuildup_CRESTS-Central-PPi-3-15-15-300ReBuildUp Course players, come out to Central Library on Sunday, March 15th, 2:30-5:00pm to compete in the PitchPocalypse business plan contest with up to seven other aspiring entrepreneurs for your shot at $300 towards launching your business, FREE company filing with the state courtesy of Elon University’s Business Clinic (excludes local and state filing fees), and Six months of accounting help courtesy of Michael Robinson Accounting, LLC.

This is the rescheduled PitchPocalypse business plan pitching contest originally planned for Thursday, February 26th which was postponed due to weather issues.

This event is made possible by Summit Credit Union.

Contestants will give their pitches to a panel of judges from the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, UNCG’s NC Entrepreneurship Center, and Summit Credit Union.

Crest-RC-Collab-1-150For those who weren’t able to qualify for this contest at the February 21st ReBuildUp Course, we will be holding another one on Saturday, March 14th, 1:00-5:00pm at a soon to be announced location.

Please check back on this site or join our Twitter and Facebook for updates.

PitchPocalypse Rescheduled to March

rebuildup_CRESTS-Central-PPi-MARCH-2015-300Due to some issues like the weather of the past week, we had a lower than expected turnout so we are rescheduling the PitchPocalypse to a later date in March, possibly on a Sunday to make it more convenient for students to attend.  We will also be holding a 2nd ReBuildUp Course the Saturday before to increase our applicant pool for the contest.

Please check back on this site or join our Twitter or Facebook for the announcement on new dates.  Those who’ve already entered the PitchPocalypse business plan contest  will be contacted by email.

Thank you again to Summit Credit Union, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, and UNCG’s NC Entrepreneurship Center for their continued support with these events.

2/20 Pitch Drill @ B’nai Shalom Day School

rebuildup_CRESTS-B'NAI-DAY-CI-300PRIVATE EVENT – On Tuesday, February, 20th, 5th-8th graders at B’nai Shalom Day School will play Cashless Incubator to compete on their own or in teams of two to solve a local problem with a skills for resources trading technique.

2/10 Pitch Drill @ B’nai Shalom Day School

rebuildup_CRESTS-B'NAI-DAY-PD-300PRIVATE EVENT – On Tuesday, February, 10th, 5th-8th graders at B’nai Shalom Day School will play Pitch Drill to compete in teams to see who has the best product idea for the volunteer judges.

REGISTRATION REMINDER: 2/21 ReBuildUp Course @ Central Library sponsored by Michael Robinson Accounting

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THIS FRIDAY, FEB. 6TH @ 5PM IS THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR STUDENT PARTICIPATION

Schools who’ve submitted their full roster list (up to 3 students)

• Ben L Smith High School
• Wesleyan Christian Academy

QUALIFIER EVENT - On Saturday, February 21st, Central Library in Downtown Greensboro will be hosting the ReBuildUp Course from 1:00-5:30pm to select the 8 finalists for the PitchPocalypse pitching contest held the following Thursday, February 26th 6-8pm also at Central Library.This event is sponsored by Michael Robinson Accounting with Shift, the Nussbaum Center’s Entrepreneur Group, helping coordinate volunteers.

The ReBuildUp Course introduces players to the fundamentals of starting their own small business.  It involves participating schools each sending up to three of their students who show an interest in entrepreneurship to play on their school’s behalf.

RT-ItemsAll four ReBuildUp games will be played: Million Dollar Idea, Economy, Jr., Pitch Drill, and The Cashless Incubator.

Contact Us for details on how your teen can participate.  Friday at 5pm, February 6th is the sign up deadline.

SPG-Logo-RT-150The ReBuildUp Course is part of ReBuildUp’s Startup Program.

PICS: 1/27 MDI @ Hemphill Library sponsored by Michael Robinson Accounting

Here are the pictures from Tuesday, January 27th’s Million Dollar Idea card game event at Hemphill Library that finished up with a “sudden death” final round sponsored by Michael Robinson Accounting with organizing help from Shift, the Nussbaum Center’s Entrepreneur group.

Hemphill-1-474 The game is on.

Hemphill-2-474 Sudden death round for who had the most market share.

Hemphill-3-474 The players deciding who the winner is for the best “Million Dollar” product idea.

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