Participants went on to compete in the PitchPocalypse held the next day also at Central Library.
Heather Pendrak, a local high school teacher, won first place in ReBuildUp, LLC’s “PitchPocalypse” 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.
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.
Second 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’s “Startup 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.
Thank you for all the help from family and friends game testing Million Dollar Idea and taking part in the instruction video. Thanks also to Geeksboro for allowing us to film this video at their Lawndale Drive location.
Take a minute to watch this video and consider buying a deck of your own by going to our Store.
For the first time, this event will be open to adults 18 and up although a small number of select teens will be allowed to participate (contact us for teen details).
The ReBuildUp Course is part one of our three part Startup Program developed to help aspiring entrepreneurs learn the basics and find out if they truly want to take the plunge into entrepreneurship BEFORE committing to business courses, expensive leases, and borrowing money.
Part two takes place the next day on Sunday 2:30-5:00pm (also at Central Library) with our PitchPocalypse business plan pitching contest with up to 8 contestants from our ReBuildUp Course competing for money towards their startup effort along with other prizes like Greensboro Chamber of Commerce membership for 1st and 2nd place and 3 months of accounting help from Michael Robinson Accounting for all three top winners.
Part three is our Startup Test Flight running for 3 months for winners and non-winners of the PitchPocalypse to use techniques learned during our ReBuildUp Course to test the startup waters on your own time to figure out what you want to do for a business.
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The Saturday, April 11th, 2015 day long event at Elon University’s Downtown Greensboro campus featured undergrad college leaders from six area colleges going over issues facing Greensboro to provide their own fresh ideas. The annual Leadership Academy is part of Elon’s Leadership Fellows Program.
PRIVATE EVENT – The first ReBuildUp Course of the summer is set for Monday, June 8th at the College of Davidson and Davies Counties (DCCC). This will be part of the week long Business Cents Camp held on campus for students from three area high schools.
To qualify for the PitchPocalypse, Anika joined fellow preteens and teens in the ReBuildUp Course events playing a series of business mini-games that focused on economic fundamentals, idea development, and marketing tricks. Both events are part of ReBuildUp’s Startup Program that helps aspiring teen entrepreneurs test the waters of small business for a three to six month period with monetary, networking, accounting, and legal filing assistance.
As the winner, she will be receiving $300 towards launching her new company, one year membership to the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, and six months of accounting help from Michael Robinson Accounting along with free legal help filing incorporation papers from Elon University Business Clinic.