5/16: ReBuildUp Course (for Adults) @ Central Library sponsored by Michael Robinson Accounting

Crest-RC-GSO-5-16-15-285PUBLIC (FREE) EVENT - On Saturday, May 16th, our ReBuildUp Course for adults will be held from 1-5pm at Greensboro Central Library in Downtown Greensboro.

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).

RC-Logo-150The 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.

PP-Logo-New-150Part 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.

STF-Logo-150Part 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.

Sign up here for this event:

4/11: ReBuildUp @ Elon University School of Law’s Leadership Academy

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Thank you to Elon University’s School of Law for allowing ReBuildUp to lead the Leadership Academy session on growing small business and entrepreneurship.

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.

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

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Here are pictures from our Saturday, March 14th ReBuildUp Course held for area teens hosted at the Co//ab sponsored by Michael Robinson Accounting.

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Thank you to Co//ab for letting us use their new Downtown Greensboro facility on a rainy day along with mentioning us in their weekly newsletter.

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6/8: ReBuildUp Course @ DCCC

Crest-RC-DCCC-300-NewPRIVATE 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.

Again, this is a private event not open to the public.  Contact us if you’re interested in a free open to the public ReBuildUp Course in your area.

MEDIA: WFMYNews2 mentions PitchPocalypse Contest

WFMYNews2 was kind enough to shine the spotlight on our PitchPocalypse winner from Sunday’s event at Greensboro Central Library sponsored by Summit Credit Union.
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Congratulations to our PitchPocalypse Winner sponsored by Summit Credit Union

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Congratulations to Anika
, a 10 year old 5th grader who won our Sunday, March 15th PitchPocalypse business plan contest sponsored by Summit Credit Union at Greensboro Central Library.

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Featured on News14 that night and into the next day, Anika’s winning idea was for a line of seasonal curtains to make it easier for people to decorate during the holidays.

WFMYNews2 was also kind enough to shine the spotlight on our PitchPocalypse winner from Sunday’s event at Greensboro Central Library sponsored by Summit Credit Union.
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to read the article.

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.

ReBuildUp plans to hold the next Teen ReBuildUp Course and PitchPocalypse in the summertime.  Holding these events for adults 20 and older is also being discussed for the spring.

MEDIA: News14 filmed 3/15 PitchPocalypse Event @ Central Library sponsored by Summit Credit Union

news14 logoTriad News 14 was kind enough to film our Sunday, March 15th, PitchPocalypse event at Greensboro Central Library sponsored by Summit Credit Union.  It will likely air tonight (Sun. 3/15/15) and/or tomorrow (Mon. 3/16/15) on local cable channel 14.

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 (Economy, Jr., Million Dollar Idea, Pitch Drill, and Cashless Incubator) 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.

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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:
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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!

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