Food Bike @ McGirt-Horton Library sponsored by Michael Robinson Accounting

Crest--McGRT-FB-1-26-300PUBLIC (FREE) EVENT – ReBuildUp’s new nutrition program Food Book will be held on Tuesdays January 26th-February 16th 5:15-6:00 at McGirt-Horton Library sponsored by Michael Robinson Accounting.

Food Bike teaches participants how to grow food on their own using everyday items without the need for regular watering along with playing a card game teaching why eating healthy makes you feel better.

HPFS PitchPocalypse Winners sponsored by Grow Foundation For Ghana

Congratulations to the winners of the PitchPocalypse business plan pitching contest.   This event completes the 8 week Fall 2015 Startup Program at High Point Friends School sponsored by Grow Foundation For Ghana.   Special thanks to High Point Chamber of Commerce’s Chief Operating Officer Rachel Moss and Director of Communications Sarah Belle for serving as contest judges.

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Student wins Ragsdale HS after school PitchPocalypse Contest

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Congratulations to Drew for winning the PitchPocalypse business plan competition for his private game club concept.

The contest completes our after school pilot project featuring ReBuildUp’s Startup Program held from late October to mid-December 2015.

Special thanks to the program’s sponsor Greensboro Municipal Federal Credit Union.

PICS: 8/29 RBU Course @ YWCA spnsrd by Greensboro Municipal Federal Credit Union

Here are the pictures from the Saturday, August 29th, ReBuildUp Course held for the YWCA’s Passion to Purse program.  This event was sponsored by Greensboro Municipal Federal Credit Union.
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Teams present their business ideas during Pitch Drill.
[We didn’t get a chance to photograph Million Dollar Idea and the Cashless Incubator games being played.]

Once the Passion to Purse program finishes it’s six week course in October, we’ll be holding the PitchPocalypse business plan pitching contest awarding cash prizes to the top winners.

8/29: ReBuildUp Course @ YWCA spnsrd by Greensboro Municipal Federal Credit Union

RBC-YWCA-GSO-15i-300PRIVATE EVENT – On Saturday, August 29th, our ReBuildUp Course (a series of business mini-games) will be held for women enrolled in YWCA’s Passion to Purse program.  This event is sponsored by Greensboro Municipal Federal Credit Union.

The Passion to Purse Program seeks to improve the economic independence of Greensboro women and their children by implementing a comprehensive project assisting low or no income women to start and maintain micro-enterprises.

After the six week course is finished, participants are eligible to compete in our PitchPocalypse business plan pitching contest held Saturday, October 24th awarding cash prizes to top winners to help launch their businesses.  To participate, you must be enrolled in the Passion to Purse program.  Contact the YWCA Greensboro for details.

PICS: 7/23 Teen Entrepreneur @ Vance Chavis Library spnsrd by P2D4

Pictures from the Thursday, July 23rd 6-8pm, Teen Entrepreneur at Vance Chavis Library sponsored by Parties 2 Dye 4 with organizing help from Shift.  This was the last teen event of the Entrepreneur Summer at Greensboro Library .

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PICS: 7/22 Teen Entrepreneur @ McGirt Horton Library sponsored by P2D4

Photos from Teen Entrepreneur held Wednesday, July 22nd 6-8pm at McGirt-Horton Library for Teens.  This event was part of Entrepreneur Summer at Greensboro Library sponsored by Parties 2 Dye 4 with organizing help from Shift.

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Business plans being pitched to judges in Pitch Drill (Team 3 not shown).

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Scrambling for resources during Cashless Incubator.

May 2015 PitchPocalypse winner profiled in the News & Record

Congrats to Heather Pendrak with her 3D Scanning business whose  gone from winning 1st place at our May 2015 PitchPocalypse business plan contest to enrolling in the Triad Startup Lab and being profiled in the News & Record on July 27th as one of the promising up and coming entrepreneurs in Greensboro.

“Inside, Heather Pendrak of Jamestown demonstrated how she makes busts of everyday people using a 3-D scanner and one of the 3-D printers at The Forge. Not long after the Ragsdale High School teacher discovered the technique, she learned about the Triad Start-Up Lab and The Forge.”

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Startups Rebuild Economies